Head coach of Ghana’s Black Stars, James Kwasi Appiah has cried over the absence of the Video Assistance Referee at the knockout stages of the African Cup of Nations, Egypt 2019 after losing to Tunisia.
Kwasi Appiah bemoaned the absence of the VAR which would have saved his side from elimination.
“ It is rather unfortunate there was no VAR at this stage, we scored a perfect goal but the referee disallowed it and that could have given us the edge over our opponents, he said after the game”.
The Black Stars of Ghana were eliminated by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia on Monday night at the Ismailia Stadium in Egypt.
Ghana were beaten 4-5 on penalties after Caleb Ekuban failed to convert his kick.
Andre Ayew scored a perfect goal in the first half which was disallowed by the South African Match official Victor Gomes.
Tunisia opened the scoring in the 73rd minute through Khenissi. Ghana then had to push the game into extra time after they equalized from Bedoui’s own goal on 93rd minute.
Both sides created dangerous chances which would have ended the game in the extra time but failed to convert into goals.
This is the first time the Carthage Eagles have prevailed over the Black Stars in a competitive game.
Ghana had previously gotten the better of the North Africans in their meetings at the African Cup of Nations.
The Carthage Eagles will now face Madagascar at the quarter final stage of the competition on Friday, July 11 in Cairo.