Afcon 2019: Kwadwo Asamoah explains ‘struggling’ against Cameroon

The midfielder did more defensive work than attacking from the left flank for Ghana

After an insipid performance against Cameroon Saturday, versatile Ghana star Kwadwo Asamoah opened himself up for more criticism, saying he was uncomfortable with the role handed him.

The inter Milan player, who burst into the limelight excelling in central midfield roles, has over the years shown dexterity at club level by adapting to more defensive responsibilities.

But Asamoah – starting his first game at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations on the left-wing of Ghana’s midfield – endured a tougher evening and had to be subbed off in the second half of the barren stalemate with the Indomitable Lions.

“It wasn’t the best game for me because I know what I can do when I play my normal position,” he told reporters after the match.

“I had difficulties in terms of positions but defensively it wasn’t a problem for me.

“I was playing as a left-sided midfielder which I’m not very comfortable with.

“But I’m so happy with the result and I tried to do my best for the team,” the 30-year-old added.

Kwadwo Asamoah was limited to an unused substitute role in Ghana’s opening match with Benin which ended 2-2.

Ghana, now third on the Group F log with two points, next play Guinea-Bissau in a must-win encounter on Tuesday. Victory automatically guarantees the Black Stars a ticket to the last-16 stage.




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