Normalisation Committee offers apology to Ghanaians after Black Stars' AFCON exit
Normalisation Committee offers apology to Ghanaians after Black Stars' AFCON exit
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Normalisation Committee offers apology to Ghanaians after Black Stars' AFCON exit

The Normalization Committee has issued an apology to Ghanaians after the Black Stars were eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations tournament on Monday night. 

The Stars were bundled out in the knockout stages at the hands of the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in a penalty shootout after the match ended 1-1 in normal and extra time. 

It was a disappointing end to the campaign yet again, with the team's 37-year-wait for the AFCON title set to continue. 

The Committee has however issued an apology to the nation and promised to ensure they 'change things' before the next tournaments

"The Normalisation Committee understands the national mood of disappointment, following our painful elimination through the nerve-racking penalty shootout defeat to Tunisia," read part of the statement. 

"On behalf of the GFA and the football fraternity, we wish to apologise to the good people of Ghana for the painful exit of the Black Stars,"  

"As we have always maintained, the future of Ghana football is bright, but we can only reclaim our lost glory if the football fraternity remains focused on the development of our game to catch up with our rivals in the world, especially on the African continent," 

Ghana had a slow start to the tournament, drawing the first two matches; 2-2 against Benin and a 0-0 against defending champions Cameroon.

They however improved considerably to beat Guinea-Bissau in the last group match to qualify top of their group, giving hope to their fans that they might make it to the finals. 

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