Despite the surprising 1-0 defeat to Comoros in the second Group I game of the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Black Stars Head Coach Chris Hughton is steadfast in his belief that Ghana was the superior team.
The lone goal by Myziane Maolida of Hertha Berlin secured Comoros’ victory at the OmniSports Stadium in Moroni on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
This setback marks Hughton’s first loss as the Head Coach of the Black Stars in a competitive match, with the previous defeats occurring in October friendlies against the United States of America and Mexico.
Ghana currently occupies the fourth position on the table with 3 points, trailing behind Madagascar, Mali, and Comoros as they approach the next round of qualifiers scheduled for June 2024.
Reflecting on the match, Hughton expressed disappointment in his team’s failure to convert chances against the Islanders, emphasizing Comoros’ comfort in the game.
Despite the defeat, Hughton acknowledged Comoros’ accomplishment and extended congratulations to them for the victory. Looking ahead, the Black Stars will face Comoros again in future fixtures.
The conclusion of the first set of the 2026 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers sees Ghana securing 3 points out of a possible 6, with a 1-0 triumph against Madagascar at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday, November 17, and the unexpected 1-0 loss to Comoros at the Stade Moroni on Tuesday, November 21.