Ghana’s 1-1 draw against Angola in the AFCON qualifiers on Monday( March 27, 2023) has sparked reactions on social media, with fans expressing their disappointment in Gideon Mensah’s performance as he deputized for the injured Baba Rahman.
The AJ Auxerre left-back struggled to contain Angola forward Helder Costa, who easily tore him apart on the flank. This has left many Ghanaians questioning if Mensah is the right man to replace the injured Baba Rahman.
Following the game, Ghanaians took to social media to apologize to Baba Rahman and express their disappointment in Mensah’s performance. Some fans suggested that Mensah’s poor performance was the reason why Ghana could not secure all three points in the game.
On Twitter, most ardent fans of the Black stars aired their feelings on the platform;
Baba Rahman please we are sorry come back😭 Gideon Mensah guy shaa too much ei. Defense poor, offense too poor eii pic.twitter.com/mvxF0LALdb
— Bra_Kojo__ 🇶🇦🇪🇬 (@ShyGuyKojo) March 27, 2023
Meanwhile, Ghana is on the verge of making a return to the Africa Cup of Nations, and the team will need to step up their game in the remaining qualifiers to secure their spot in the tournament.
Baba Rahman after seeing what the Angola number 9 is doing to Gideon Mensah😂😭 pic.twitter.com/stgycdOGoP
— Ara Maestro 🇬🇭🐬 (@_MukadasMaestro) March 23, 2023
It was a disappointing performance by the Black Stars, but they will have a chance to redeem themselves in their next game. Fans will be hoping to see an improved performance from the team and a better display from whoever replaces the injured Baba Rahman.
After watching Gideon Mensah, Ghanaians must apologize to Baba Rahman
The only thing Gideon has over Baba is dreadlocks, akoa asa 😂😭 pic.twitter.com/6qefiJPlXV
— Half Virgin💦 (@modap_) March 27, 2023