“We have no real strikers” – GFA Technical Director’s brutal assessment of Black Starlets

Technical Director for the Ghana Football Association, Bernhard Lippert, has lamented the country’s lack of competent goalscorers after watching the country’s U-17 team crash out of the WAFU U-17 championships ongoing in Togo.

The Black Starlets lost 3-1 in their second group game to Cote D’Ivoire to exit the competition, having already drawn 1-1 with Nigeria in the opening game of the 3-team group.

Lippert gave a damning assessment of the game afterward.

“I’m not happy with our performance. We slept in the first half-hour. We couldn’t play our match because we left too many spaces in the midfield,” he began.

“You saw in the second half also that we had a real problem scoring goals; we don’t have the kind of strikers who are real strikers.

“There’s a lot of work to do. This team today did not present itself as a team,” he concluded in an interview after the game.

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