Register Login Scores

AFCON

Ghana Star: I Knew Bafana Wouldn't Survive

Ghana and Chelsea defender Abdul Baba Rahman has admitted he was not shocked that Bafana Bafana failed to qualify for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations after losing to Sudan.

Read: Ex-EPL Player Switches Allegiance To Zim

The left-back featured in both of the Black Stars' final AFCON 2021 qualifiers, and was on the scoresheet in his side's 3-1 win over Sao Tome and Principe.

However, Ghana had already booked their ticket for next year's tournament in Cameroon after collecting a point in South Africa last week.

Following the 1-1 draw, Bafana needed just one point in their final qualifier against Sudan but failed to claim it, and missed out on qualification after ending in third spot in Group C.

Rahman, who is currently on loan at PAOK in the Greece Super League, has now insisted that he knew Molefi Ntseki's men would struggle to get a result in Sudan.

"I had it in mind that it will be difficult for South Africa to win there (Sudan)," he told Footballmadeinghana.com.

"I have been there and I saw how they played. If you go to Sudan or when we went there, the football wasn't attractive. They just want to win and so if you are not tough or have a bit of experience, then you get beaten easily.

"I knew it will be tough for South Africa to get a draw over there."

So far, 19 teams have qualified for next year's AFCON – you can see all of them by scrolling through the gallery below!

 

12 Players Who Snubbed Europe For Africa

16 Footballers You Didn't Know Were Born in Africa

10 Richest African Footballers In The World, Past & Present

11 comments

Top 5

Chiefs Now In Two Minds About Gamildien

38 Jun 15, 2021 09:50 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Players Who Lied About Their Age

23 Jun 04, 2021 07:26 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Player To Make R25M Move

27 Jun 14, 2021 11:28 AM in Siyagobhoza

The 10 Highest-Paid Players Over Past Year, African Superstar Features

Jun 02, 2021 09:31 AM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Setlhodi Lashes Out At Hunt For Chiefs Failure

150 Jun 14, 2021 11:52 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Ronaldo Offered To Three Clubs?

3 Jun 10, 2021 09:30 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch

Latest: Billiat, Zuma In Chiefs' Black Label Line-Up

142 Jun 10, 2021 04:52 PM in Carling Black Label Cup

No R50m Deal, But Rangers Heap Praise On ‘Popular’ Zungu

26 Jun 11, 2021 11:08 AM in Players Abroad

Downs’ Decision On Mabunda Confirmed

113 Jun 11, 2021 10:04 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Lepasa, Ofori Headline Latest Pirates' Black Label Line-Up

31 Jun 11, 2021 12:03 PM in Carling Black Label Cup

Another Coach Linked To Bucs Job

38 Jun 14, 2021 10:40 AM in Orlando Pirates

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

19 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Star Striker’s Future Decided

12 Jun 14, 2021 08:50 AM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

One-Year Turkish Deal For SA Striker?

Jun 14, 2021 03:55 PM in Siyagobhoza