Sporting activities News of Friday, 21 June 2019
Previous Ghana John Paintsil worldwide believes the Black Stars are defensively seem, ahead of the start off of the Africa Cup of Nations on Friday.
On their 22nd visual appeal at the continental fiesta, Kwesi Appiah’s adult males are hoping to defeat 23 other teams in the June 21-July 19 tournament in Egypt.
Usa-based Jonathan Mensah and FC Metz centre-back again John Boye headline Ghana’s defensive device, which also contain Chelsea remaining-back Abdul Raman Baba and Hoffenheim ace Kasim Nuhu Adams.
“Defensively we want encounter, it is really extremely critical,” five-time Afcon participant Paintsil informed Television3 Sports activities.
“Without knowledgeable defenders, there is likely to be a ton of problems.
“But for me, Jonathan Mensah [and] John Boye becoming there, I think we are fantastic to go.”
Ghana have been drawn towards defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in Team F.
“The back four is important for the crew, taking part in left back again and suitable back is vital,” Paintsil extra.
“Can they talk with each other? Do they get better when 1 is off? Are they alright in the air? It is crucial.”
Mensah and Boye will be building their fifth and sixth appearances, respectively, at the Afcon finals. The previous has also performed at two Earth Cups though the latter manufactured his debut at the world-wide showpiece in 2014, when the Black Stars past performed at the celebration.
4-time champions Ghana finished fourth at the 2017 Afcon in Gabon.