The head coach of the Ghana U23 team, Ibrahim Tanko has jumped to the defense of Daniel Afriyie Barnieh after he wasted several chances in the game against the Algeria U23 team on Tuesday.
The Black Meteors captain started for the side today and could have finished the game with a hat trick but squandered the many chances that fell to him.
Speaking to the press after a 1-0 win over Algeria, Coach Ibrahim Tanko admitted that it is true Daniel Afriyie Barnieh was wasteful.
He was however quick to add that the general play of the attacker was good and helped the team.
“I think Barnieh did well though. He spoiled a lot of chances but his general play was good. You can’t just use one game to kill a player, he just moved to Europe. I’m sure he will settle well at his club before the tournament,” Ibrahim Tanko shared.
Courtesy of the 1-0 win over Algeria, Ghana has secured qualification for the 2023 U23 Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be hosted in Morocco.