Defender Jerry Akaminko refuses to take sole responsibility for Ghana’s disappointing 2-2 draw with DR Congo.
The Black Stars threw away a two-goal lead in the game Ghana was was hoping to use to make a clear statement of their title intentions at the 2013 Nations Cup.
Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu and Kwadwo Asamoah gave the four-time African champions a solid two goal lead in each half before it all went crashing.
First, Tresor Mputu was allowed to latch onto a through pass to slot home what was initially deemed a consolation.
But a silly foul by the Eskisehirspor defender on Dieumerci Mbokani in the penalty box saw Ghana severely punished from the spot by the clinical Anderlecht striker.
Akaminko is already being criticized by sections of the critical Ghanaian media for his significant contribution towards the equalizer.
But the 24-year-old says the disappointing result is shared by the team and not individuals while remaining upbeat of Ghana’s chances going forward.
“We do everything here as a team and not as individuals so we drew together as a team,” he said.
“Not at all (whether the draw will halt the team’s progress), things that go the right way happens almost somehow like that.
“Sometimes in tournaments it goes this way but all we need to do is to forget the past and think about the rest of the games and remain focused.
“We will make it, this wouldn’t change anything.”