Hamza Mohammed thinks his Tamale City ’s side didn’t play “as a team” during their home defeat to Mighty Royals on Saturday in the Division One League, but that inconsistency is to be expected from such a different team.
The Citizens are off to their slowest start in over two years and a defeat to Royals has increased pressure on the Black Starlets assistant coach.
The former Black Stars player thinks uneven performances are to be expected from his side, but was let down by a poor second half performance.
Tamale City took the lead after Alhassan Abass found space to power home the opener, but Mighty Royals clawed their way to a 2-1 lead following defensive errors. They allowed Tawiah Mensah to equalize for the away side 25 minutes into the second half and though they went down by a man after Frank Mensah was sent off for two yellow cards for the away side, Hamza thinks they’d failed to control the game as they should have.
“We didn’t go out together as a team,” he said after the game.
“We should have done better. These boys will learn and improve. Sometimes inconsistency will happen with boys and remember this is the Tamale City you knew.
“We failed to control the game at times but we can’t do anything about that now. We have to work on us as a team and become a better unit.
Tamale City’s next assignment is a trip to Paga to engage The Crocodiles before locking horns with Gbewaa FC in a local derby days later.
By: Sey Mubarick