ACCRA, Feb. 13 (Xinhua) -- FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter
has lauded the performance of the Black Stars at the 2015 African
Cup of Nations (AFCON) recently held in Equatorial Guinea where
Ghana finished as runners-up to Cote d'Ivoire.
Blatter, who was in Equatorial Guinea to watch the final
match, also congratulated coach Avram Grant and the entire
technical, administrative and medical team.
"Congratulations to the national team on reaching the final of
the African Nations Cup Equatorial Guinea 2015," Blatter said in a
letter to the Ghana Football Association (GFA).
He said the final match against Cote d'Ivoire at the Stadium
of Bata was a passionate encounter, which Ghana was unfortunate to
lose after a nerve-racking penalty shootout that ended 9-8 in favor
of the Elephants.
"Your team played excellent football and could have as well
won the trophy," said Blatter.
"Having arrived to Zurich, I would like on behalf of the
international football community to extend our warmest
congratulations on your second-place finish, not only to the Black
Stars but also to the coach, Avram Grant, and the entire technical,
administrative and medical team," the FIFA boss said.