Sports News of Monday, 27 Could 2019
Ghana mentor Kwesi Appiah shockingly named Thomas Agyepong in his squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations even nevertheless the Scotland-dependent midfielder has played just 32 MINUTES of very first staff football in THE Earlier 6 MONTHS!
The 22-year-old was part of the 29-guy squad named this 7 days by the Black Stars mentor to start off tenting in advance of the event to be played in Egypt next month.
Ghana are determined to win the title for the to start with time in 37 a long time, nevertheless it seems the nation is travelling to the tournament on its weakest feet.
A disturbing revelation has exposed the point that the participant has not even played, in complete, 50 percent of just one football match – that is 45 minutes – in the past 6 months simply because of injuries.
Agyepong, who is on mortgage at Scottish side Hibernian from Manchester City, is proficient but critical and rampant injuries have limited him to only one begin since the get started of period.
The winger’s time with the Easter Street club has been ravaged by the accidents that have ensured that he has built just 10 appearances – typically from the bench- in the dying minutes of matches.
A thigh injury sustained in his comeback match pursuing two months out with a knee challenge dominated Agyepong out from late November till, he returned to play 3 times as a substitute in the closing matches of the period.
On the other hand, this disturbing statistic has not stopped Black Stars mentor Kwasi Appiah from together with him in his plans in advance of the tournament in Egypt.
The revelation is sure to spark anger and fury amid football enthusiasts as gamers with typical enjoying moments with even larger golf equipment and bigger leagues have been dismissed.
Top rated players like with typical enjoying time in larger leagues abroad and outstanding performances like Alhassan Wakaso, Bernard Mensah, Edwin Gyasi, Samuel Tetteh, Isaac Sackey, Nana Ampomah and Emmanuel Boateng have been snubbed by the Black Stars mentor.
Other gamers like Albert Adomah, Kwesi Appiah, Patrick Twumasi, Raphael Dwamena, Godfred Donsah and John Antwi – even while have been remarkable ended up also ignored by the coach.
The revelation selected spark the debate in excess of the standards utilised in deciding upon players cursory glance of figures will exhibit the amount of performance of every participant chosen.
The Black Stars will start off their education in Dubai on 1 June with friendlies against Namibia and South Africa before the squad is trimmed to 23 players.