Black Galaxies head coach Annor Walker is adamant he will replace Daniel Afriyie Barnieh’s production in the next round of the 2022 African Nations Championship (CHAN).
Galaxies captain Barnieh received a red card late in Ghana’s 3-1 win over Sudan to all but book the Galaxies qualification from Group C to the next stage of the competition that is taking place in Algeria.
Barnie, Konadu Yiadom and substitute Suraj Seidu scored to give Ghana the win despite falling behind in the 31st minute.
The win all but guarantees Ghana progression from the group stage on its return to the championship after failing to qualify to the tournament altogether since the 2014 edition.
Barnieh will miss Ghana’s next game barring a shock Sudan big margin win over Madagascar and aside looking forward to competing in the quarters, Annor Walker is looking forward to make up for the loss of his talisman.
“Its unfortunate Afriyie Barnieh got the red card. He’s one of my top strikers but I came with 25 players so I will have a replacement to play in the quarterfinals stage” Walker said.
Ghana has six points despite losing 1-2 to Madagascar; Morocco boycotted the tournament and CAF awarded each member of Group a win and three points over the North African nation.