Sports News of Thursday, 13 June 2019
Alhaji Mohammed Ahmed Polo, has reported he is dissatisfied in Coach Kwesi Appiah’s final decision to drop the two community outfield gamers from the last 23-person squad for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nation (AFCON) in Egypt.
Mentor Kwesi Appiah named two local outfield players, Mohammed Alhassan of Hearts of Oak and Abdul Fataw Shafiu of Kumasi Asante Kotoko in his 29- man squad for the pre-tournament preparations in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), but none of them built it into the closing squad for the event.
Speaking in an job interview with the GNA Sports activities, the former Black Stars participant mentioned, the coach ought to have encouraged the local gamers by picking at least just one outfield player for the match.
“At minimum a single should have been picked if not all of them. I was wondering that he should really have encouraged our regional players by incorporating just one outfield player to the goalkeeper in the last squad,” he mentioned.
The Dribbling Magician said the final decision had previously been taken by the mentor and he was hoping that the staff would go to Egypt, with a united entrance to protect Ghana and make the nation proud.
“The players really should be dedicated, targeted, clear and overlook about the captaincy troubles in camp and they should really also participate in for just about every other and what we as Ghanaians have to have to do is to pray and rally guiding the staff and I think they can deliver the trophy household.
“Kwesi Appiah has witnessed it all and per his experience at the world phase, he ought to have the self esteem to pick out any participant of his alternative and also bench any who underperforms since this is a event that would make a champion so the the very least miscalculation would cost you,” he included.
The 2019 AFCON is scheduled to kick get started on June 11 and Ghana would engage in their opening recreation in opposition to Benin on June 25, at the Ismailia Stadium.