Renard -The exit is a shame
Herve Renard has described Zambia’s 2014 World Cup qualifier Group D exit as a shame.
Ghana beat Zambia 2-1 in Kumasi to finish top of Group D on 15 points while the latter trailed four points behind to finish on 11 points from six games.
“It is such a shame that we did not believe enough in the first half,” Renard said after the game.
Ghana stamped their authority in the first half that saw them take the lead in the 17th minute through Majeed Waris after some poor defending by Hichani Himonde and Stopilla Sunzu.
“That would have been the turning point. And when we began believing in the second half, things got a lot difficult and it was almost too late,” Renard said.
“We are very disappointed but we also know that we just played against a difficult Ghana side.
“We needed a win to go through, though we knew it will be difficult we were very determined.”
Kwado Asamoah extended Ghana’s lead in the 62nd minute with an unstoppable long range shot before Nathan Sinkala scored Zambia’s consolation ten minutes later.