Former Leeds United and Black Stars striker Anthony Yeboah has disclosed why Ghana failed to win the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 1992.
The Black Stars went into the final as overwhelming favorites, but they failed to win the trophy as they lost 11-10 on penalties to neighbors Ivory Coast.
According to Anthony Yeboah who was an integral member of a team, Ghana failed to win the continental trophy because there was disunity or misunderstanding in the team.
”There was also a little bit of misunderstanding in the team,” the ex-Leeds United star told GTV Sports Plus.
”Yes it is true (That the team was split), because you could see from some of the players.
”For example when we meet or when we sit together as a group you could see the Kumasi people sitting at a particular place and the Accra people also sitting at a particular place, we didn’t have problem against each other but as I was saying there was some misunderstanding.
”The team work wasn’t like it supposed to be so I think that cost us a lot.”
Anthony Yeboah also attributed Ghana’s defeat to the unavailability of team captain Abedi Pele. Pele was suspended for the final after picking multiple yellow cards.
”We realized we made a lot of mistakes, we were supposed to win the tournament totally because we were much better than the others,” he said.
”Unfortunately Abedi Pele missed the finals because he was suspended and that was a big miss because he was one of the key players and the captain of the team.
”Just petty things we couldn’t do right cost us that trophy, but the team we had at that time was fantastic”, he added.