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Can the Black Stars pull off an Argentina?

Can the Black Stars pull off an Argentina?

The  of  have made a disappointing start to their Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) , failing to win their opening match for the third consecutive tournament. Their 2-1 loss to Cape Verde on Sunday night at the Stade Félix Houphouët Boigny was a heartbreaker, especially considering how they conceded the winning goal in added time.

deserved their victory, having played with greater intensity and desire throughout the match. The Black Stars, on the other hand, looked lackluster and devoid of ideas, with many of their players showing a lack of character and fighting spirit.

Coach  must take the bulk of the blame for the team’s poor performance. His questionable selections and substitutions, as well as his decision to settle for a draw rather than pushing for a win, raised eyebrows among fans and pundits alike.

However, despite the disappointing start, there is still a sense of optimism surrounding the team. Players and fans alike remain confident that the Black Stars can turn things around and make a deep run in the tournament.


One fan took to social media to draw comparisons between the Black Stars and Argentina, who suffered a shocking defeat to Saudi Arabia in the 2022 World Cup but went on to win their next six matches and lift the trophy. While there may not be much similarity between the two teams in terms of talent and experience, the fan’s point highlights the unpredictability of  and the possibility of a dramatic turnaround.

To achieve such a feat, the Black Stars must drastically improve their performance and show a level of commitment, urgency, and fight that has been missing in recent matches. With proper tactics and a renewed sense of determination, they can still qualify from their group and potentially make a deep run in the tournament.

While it’s easy to write off the Black Stars based on their recent performances, it’s worth remembering that football is full of surprises. The team’s next match against  will be a crucial test of their mettle, and if they can produce a convincing display, they may yet prove the doubters wrong and make a successful AFCON campaign.

So, while the road ahead looks daunting, the Black Stars should take inspiration from Argentina’s remarkable turnaround and believe that anything is possible with hard work, dedication, and a bit of luck. Can they pull off an Argentina? Only time will tell.

By Fiifi Forson

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