AFCON 2023: Osman Bukari takes the blame for Ghana’s abysmal show in Ivory Coast



In the aftermath of Ghana’s premature exit from the Africa Cup of Nations 2023 group stage, Red Star Belgrade forward Osman Bukari has taken a moment to address the disappointment and convey a heartfelt message to the fans.

Bukari, who played a role in the match against Egypt that contributed to Ghana’s struggles, opened up about the emotional toll of the team’s early departure. He expressed, “It has taken me quite a number of days to gather the words to address you, our dear fans, because of the embarrassment we brought on the nation. The fact that we let you down, and our inability to advance to the next stage has hit heavily on me, for I contributed a part in it.”

The forward acknowledged the mistakes made during the tournament but promised that the team would learn from them, vowing to return better and stronger for both the team and the country. In a humble plea for understanding, Bukari said, “I would like to render an unqualified apology for the mistakes and assure you that we will come back better and stronger for the team and the country. I hope and ask that you forgive us. We live to fight someday.”

Despite the disappointment, Bukari expressed gratitude for the unwavering support and encouragement from the fans. “Thank y’all for the encouragement, love, and support,” he added, emphasizing the importance of the fans’ backing during challenging times.

The forward’s words reflect not only a sense of accountability for the team’s performance but also a genuine commitment to growth and improvement. In the face of setbacks, Bukari’s message resonates as a testament to resilience and the determination to overcome challenges.

As the Black Stars navigate this period of reflection and regrouping, fans can find solace in Bukari’s sincere apology and his promise of a stronger return. The journey may have hit a roadblock, but with lessons learned and the unwavering support of the fans, the Black Stars are poised to rise again, embodying the spirit of perseverance that defines the beautiful game.

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