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Ex-Ghana star Anthony Yeboah: Disunity cost us 1992 Africa Cup of Nations title

Published on: 26 May 2020
Ex-Ghana star Anthony Yeboah: Disunity cost us 1992 Africa Cup of Nations title
Ex Ghana striker Tony Yeboah

Ex-Ghana striker Anthony Yeboah has reiterated how disquiet in camp cost the country the 1992 Africa Cup of Nations trophy.

The Black Stars were beaten 11-10 on penalties to Côte d'Ivoire in Senegal to miss out on an elusive  fifth continental title.

Yeboah believes the lack of esprit de corps might have contributed to their painful defeat.

''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.''

Ghana went into the final as overwhelming favourites after some stupendous displays from the start of the competition.

Yeboah also attributes their defeat to the suspension of captain and talisman Abedi Pele.

''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.''

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