Ghana coach Avram Grant satisfied with team’s output despite Senegal defeat

Ghana coach Avram Grant believes his team did well despite the crashing 2-1 defeat suffered against Senegal on Monday. 

The Black Stars threw away a first half lead to ultimately lose their first game at the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Mongomo.

Andre Ayew had given Ghana a deserved lead through the spot kick after 13 minutes.

But a resurgent Senegal hit back in the second half with two goals through Mame Biram Diouf and Moussa Sow to win the game.

Avram Grant who was presiding over his first competitive game as coach of the Black Stars says his team did well despite the defeat.

“I think we did very well, this is the reason we scored one goal and had very good chances against a very experienced team,” he told

“We played without our main striker [Asamoah Gyan], he is the best striker in this tournament – his stats for Ghana is unbelievable.”

Ghana faces early elimination from the tournament being staged in Equatorial Guinea unless they are able to secure a result against Algeria in their next group game on Friday.