David Accam, a former Ghanaian midfielder, thinks the Black Stars’ early exit from the 2022 World Cup was caused by a lack of preparation.
The four-time African champions easily defeated Nigeria in the playoffs to win their qualification.
The Black Stars, however, were eliminated from the group stage after placing last in Group H. Before scoring a tough victory over South Korea, Ghana’s campaign began with a loss to Portugal. The West African nation required a draw in the last group match to advance to the tournament’s second round, which was taking place in Qatar. But against Uruguay, the Black Stars were defeated 2-0.
Accam believes that the Black Stars’ early withdrawal was caused by a lack of planning. We simply weren’t prepared enough. I’ll admit it, we weren’t prepared, he said to Joy Sports.
“I think the lesson I learned was that we always have to be prepared,” he continued.
In contrast, the Black Stars found out this week what group they will play in at the 2026 World Cup, which will be held in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Along with Mali, Madagascar, Chad, the Central African Republic, and Comoros, Ghana is in Group I.