Following the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier, Raoul Savoy, the Head Coach of the Central African Republic, raised concerns about Ghana’s performance and anticipated challenges for the Black Stars in the upcoming tournament.
Ghana secured their place in the competition, scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast, with a 2-1 victory over CAR at the Baba Yara Stadium on Thursday.
A crucial equaliser by Mohammed Kudus just before halftime set the stage for a closely contested match. However, it was Antoine Semenyo and Ernest Nuamah who ultimately secured the win for the Black Stars.
Unfortunately for CAR, this defeat means they will have to wait for another opportunity to participate in the continental showpiece, as they finished third in Group E.
Reflecting on the match, Savoy expressed his belief that the Black Stars received favorable treatment from the referee and were granted numerous privileges by the officials.
He cautioned that if Ghana replicates the performance displayed on Thursday in Ivory Coast, they could encounter further difficulties.
Addressing reporters in the press room at the Baba Yara Stadium, Savoy left a warning, stating, “Your next AFCON will be like the last one.”
In the previous AFCON held in Cameroon, the Black Stars, under the management of Milovan Rajevac, were eliminated in the group stage.
They secured just one point in their group, suffering a loss to Morocco in their opening match, followed by a draw against Gabon, and ultimately falling to a defeat against Comoros.