The Local Black Stars of Ghana failed to qualify to the CHAN tournament that kicks start next year at Cameroon after drawing 0-0 with Burkina Faso at Ouagadougou. Ghana entered the second leg game with a shocking 1-0 defeat from the first leg at Kumasi last two weeks ago.
The Local Stars traveled with high hopes after reaching the final of just ended WAFU tournament in Senegal, their coach Maxwell Konadu and leading striker Abdul Shafiu Mumuni claimed the best coach and Golden boost of the WAFU tournament respectively.
Prior to their second leg game of the CHAN qualifiers, Ghana had beating Burkina 5-4 on penalties in the quarter-finals of the WAFU tournament, but this time they failed to score against Burkina in Ouagadougou.
Both teams failed to score within the regular 90 minutes of football, but it was Ghana who looked more determined and lively especially in the second half of the game. The Burkinabes knew any goal they concede against Ghana on the afternoon would hamper their chances of qualifying to Cameroon next year, they defended well to prevent Ghana from getting a goal.
Ghana could have still walk away with victory in Ouagadougou but more bravo to Burkina goal keeper Aboubacar Sawadogo who practically stood between Konadu’s men and victory after making brilliant saves from Augustine Okrah and Mumuni during the closing stage of the game.
Burkina Faso by this 0-0 draw after today’s game have qualified on 1-0 aggregate,and would represent their country next year in Cameroon.
This is the second consecutive time the Local Black Stars of Ghana have failed to qualify to the CHAN tournament. Burkina have stood in between Ghana and qualification in Ghana’s last two campaigns in CHAN qualifiers.