Following a lacklustre performance in the first half, the coach made significant substitutions after the break, which proved effective as Enerst Nuamah scored a goal and substitute Emmanuel Yeboah netted a brace, giving Ghana a comfortable 3-0 lead after 83 minutes.
However, the Congolese team almost staged a remarkable comeback, scoring two goals in injury time to make it a close 3-2 match.
After the game, Coach Tanko voiced his disappointment with the players' “unacceptable” attitude throughout the 90 minutes.
“I am happy we won, but I am very angry about my players, and to concede two goals after 90 minutes is unacceptable. We have a day to prepare for the next match,” Tanko stated.
He acknowledged the strong performance of the Congolese team, admitting that they dominated most of the first half. Tanko also expressed his discontent with the tiredness displayed by some of his players and the body language of certain substitutes.
“We will address these issues, and we hope that the next game will be better,” he added.
Tanko promised to analyze their mistakes and make improvements ahead of their next match against hosts Morocco on Tuesday.
“We are going to watch the game again, see where we fell short, and prepare for the next game,” Coach Tanko concluded during the post-match press conference.