Laryea Kingston lauds Stars


Former Ghana international, Laryea Kingston, has eulogised the Black Stars despite their elimination from the Africa Cup of Nations last Monday.

The Black Stars’ quest of ending their 37-year AFCON drought was dashed following a 5-4 defeat on penalties against the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia after playing out 1-1 in 120 minutes.

Tunisia shot into the lead in the 73rd minute through Taha Khenissi but Ghana pushed the game to extra time after Rami Bediou with virtually the last kick of the game.

After the extra 30 minutes ended goalless, Ghana’s Leeds forward, Caleb Ekuban, was the only player who was unable to score in the shoot-out and it was left to Sassi to coolly convert and secure Tunisia a last-eight clash with Madagascar.

Despite failing to march on to the quarterfinals stage, Kingston said the players must be commended for a good job done.

“I am proud of the players because they fought hard when they were down to send the match to extra time,” the 38-year-old former Hearts of Midlothian midfielder said on SuperSports.

“It is sad Ghana couldn’t win the trophy but this is football and you accept the outcome of the results,” he added.

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