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Afcon 2017: Ghana had a successful tournament – Grant

Black Stars coach Avram Grant maintains his side had a successful tournament despite failing to break Ghana’s 35-year trophy-less jinx at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations.

Ghana will have to wait two more years to have another go at it after suffering a 2-0 defeat to Cameroon courtesy second-half goals by Michael Ngadeu and Christian Bassogog in the semifinals of the 2017 edition of the Afcon Thursday night.

“I think we are successful even now,” the former Chelsea boss said when asked about Ghana’s inability to go the extra step in the competition in recent years. It was a sixth successive appearance in the semis for the Ghanaians.

Grant went on: “We didn’t win the cup but we have had a good tournament.

“Today, we were the better side and in the last tournament we only lost on penalties.”

“It is a good generation, a new generation, and I think they will win a lot of titles,” he added.

Ghana who now have to fight for the bronze title will leave Franceville on Friday for a return to Port-Gentil where they based during the group stage to face Burkina Faso in the third-place play-off Saturday evening.

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