Madagascar coach Romuald Rakotondrabe has admitted that Majeed Ashimeru modified the sport when he was subbed on within the second half of their 2026 World Cup qualifier towards the Black Stars.
The Anderlecht participant got here off the bench and drastically altered the course of the sport by addressing Ghana’s ball development challenges. He seamlessly bridged the hole between assault and protection, resolving an important side that was missing.
His dynamic vitality and highly effective runs in the end paved the way in which for Inaki Williams to attain a decisive Ninety fifth-minute purpose, securing a victorious begin for Ghana of their Group I video games.
Talking after the sport, the Madagascar coach was filled with reward for the influence Majeed Ashimeru made within the recreation.
“We had the higher possibilities and we hit the bar. However that’s soccer; we missed our probability, they usually scored theirs. I take duty as a result of I’m the coach. I take the blame for what occurred,” Romuald Rakotondrabe stated.
“Within the first 45 minutes, we have been capable of problem Ghana. Within the second half, he introduced Majeed Ashimeru, and that modified every part. I instructed the boys to cease him as a result of he introduced vitality. We tried and tried [but it did not work].”