Ghana winger Albert Adomah says DR Congo should be given credit for drawing a point off the Black Stars.
The 25-year-old made his Nations Cup debut in the Sunday’s 2-2 in Port Elizabeth.
Ghana threw away a two-goal lead in the game which was supposed to have been a routine win for the Black Stars.
Second half strikes from Tresor Mputu and Dieumerci Mbokani cancelled out Ghana’s goals scored by Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu and Kwadwo Asamoah.
The disappointing result has now cast doubts in the minds of many who tipped Ghana as one of the favourites to win the competition in South Africa.
But the Bristol City player says credit should be given to the Leopards for their resilience in attaining the result.
“It is (draw with DRC) a bit disappointing but at the same time we didn’t lose so we just have to look forward to the next game and hopefully win our next game,” he said.
“It happens sometimes in football, when you go up sometimes the team always pick back, you have to give credit to DRC because they’ve done well to get us back.
“They have done very well and you have to give credit to our opponents.”
Ghana will now have to beat Mali in the second group game on Thursday to resurrect its title ambitions.
The four-time African champions have not won the Nations Cup in 31-years but hope to end the long wait this term in South Africa.