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Afriyie Acquah asks for patience

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While Ghana disappointed at the African Cup of Nations, Acquah has asked fans to give the national team some time.

Ghana midfielder, Afrieye Acquah says that while fans were left understandably disappointed with the Black Stars’ display at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt, better days could be ahead.

Ghana’s 37-year wait for an AFCON title continued after they suffered a round of 16 defeat at the hands of Tunisia. And while they lost the game on penalties, it was yet another heartbreaking moment for Acquah and co who were expected to go far in the tournament.

However, the Empoli man says that the team’s fans shouldn’t lose hope because it is a young team that will come good eventually.

“We did our best and wanted to win the Cup but we all know in football you either win, lose or draw,” Empoli ace Acquah told Zylofon TV via Goal.com.

“We did our best but we were unfortunate so we will just give thanks to God.

“It’s not too late; we are young, so Ghanaians should give us another two years to win the tournament.”

Just before the tournament, there was a captaincy change and many believe that Acquah and co suffered before that. However, the 27 year old says that the change played no part in the team’s performance.

“We were cool with the captaincy change because the coach announced it to us so we all gave him our support,” Acquah explained.

“Even at club sides they change captains, so you the player, you should take it as normal and leave the talking to the public. Captaincy is just an armband.

“The change did not cause anything in camp. People who are not close to us [the players] assumed that we were fighting but it is not true.

“We were united in camp. We are a team and a family so there were no factions.”