Alexander Djiku, a defender for Ghana, has expressed regret to the country’s supporters following the team’s early elimination from the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
The formidable West African team’s chances of making it to the next round were remote following Monday night’s 2-2 draw with Mozambique. The confirmation of the elimination came from Cameroon’s upset victory over Gambia.
This indicates that the Black Stars have been eliminated from the African Cup of Nations twice in a row during the group round.
Despite the Black Stars’ early tournament exit, Djiku gave an incredible effort for the team. In the team’s debut match against Cape Verde, where Ghana lost 2-1, he scored.
Following the heartbreaking group stage exit, the Fenerbache defender apologized to Ghanaians in a statement on his social media website.
“Words will certainly not be enough to erase the disillusionment,” he wrote on his social media pages.
“We are disappointed and very sorry for our Ghanaian people that we have failed at this stage of the competition, but if you only knew how grateful we are to have been supported by you, our Ghanaian fans.”
The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has made the decision to remove Chris Hughton from his position as head coach of the senior national team and to dissolve his backroom staff. This is the most recent update.
Words will certainly not be enough to erase the disillusionment.💔🙏🏾
We are disappointed and very sorry for our Ghanaian people that we have failed at this stage of the competition, but if you only knew how grateful we are to have been supported by you, our Ghanaian fans.❤️💛💚 pic.twitter.com/HJsAg4U4Jp
— Alexander Djiku (@alex_djiku) January 24, 2024