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If you can’t move, you cannot score – Black Stars faults emerge at Afcon2019


Athletics Information of Monday, 1 July 2019

Resource: Myjoyonline.com


THOMAS PARTEY Gh Thomas Partey, Black Stars midfielder

The Black Stars’ AFCON 2019 marketing campaign has been criticised for want of primary passing as the team faces an early exit with anything significantly less than a get in their last video game.

Discussants on the JoyFM Tremendous Morning Display Monday, JoySports presenter Gary Al-Smith, previous GNA reporter, Veronica Commey, and Asempa FM’s pundit Ekow Asmah, all agreed the passing has been lethargic.

They singled out Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey in Black Star struggles in the continental campaign to finish Ghana’s trophy drought at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt.

They observed that Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey has not appear to the social gathering.

Partey has started in the initial two online games in Ismailia in Egypt, building an support in opposition to Benin in a 2-2 draw in Group F opener.

The 26-12 months outdated midfielder has not shown a pedigree that saw him shortlisted for the 2018 BBC African Player of the Year.

But has become the focus on of criticism in the sport towards Cameroun as a section of Ghanaians go on from trolling John Boye for his poor activity against Benin.

Ghana has a ultimate group game from Guinea-Bissau and want a earn to qualify. Something fewer and the team’s prospects are open up to permutations, an technique which seems to turning into Ghana’s route to progress in tournaments.

“You simply cannot make clear why Thomas Partey will have a stinker two online games constant. Did Partey forget how to go?” Veronica Commey expressed bafflement.

They all faulted the sluggish develop-up game which Gary observed is hesitant passing even in the experience of apparent selections. “Common passing is so ponderous and so slow,” he despaired.

He explained when defender Kassim Nuhu initiates perform, he frequently finds players disinterested in producing themselves an solution for a go.

“It is a little something I never understand”, Veronica Commey

The athletics presenter reported the tempo and urgency of the passing improved in the closing 10minutes of the Cameroun video game.

Veronica Commey desires Ghanaians to tamper their anticipations – regardless of a 37-calendar year old AFCON trophy drought – since the workforce has various weaknesses.

She noticed the workforce is a team of bench-warmers at their various clubs, examples Newcastle participant Christian Atsu, Fenerbahçe’s Andre Dede Ayew and Kayserispor’s Asamoah Gyan.

Far more talismanic players Asamoah Gyan, Dede Ayew and John Boye are previous their best and have develop into slow in a event that benefits speedy players, she indicated.

Ekow Asmah even now backs Asamoah Gyan as fantastic plenty of to commence video games. He highlighted his free-kick taking traits. “What business did Wakaso have using our freekicks and wasting all of them from delicate positions”, he fumed.

He observed Ghana is not having strengths of set parts primarily when scoring from open perform is really difficult. “Ghana can get 10 corner kicks in a match and not rating even one. Ghana can get 20 freekicks and waste all of them.”

Liverpool star Mohammed Salah converted a exceptional freekick versus Uganda Sunday.

“Why are we not putting our ideal opportunity at changing lifeless-ball situations in the game”, he campaigned for Asamoah Gyan’s inclusion in the setting up 11 but not devoid of disagreeing views of the two others.

Veronica Commey expressed disappointment that supporters look hungrier than the players, a check out backed by Gary Al-Smith who has identified as for possibilities to hungrier gamers Kwabena Owusu, Caleb Ekuban and speedsters like Samuel Owusu.

Veronica Commey needs the mentor, Kwesi Appiah, not to shy absent from axing beneath-accomplishing gamers. “We are not at a education match,” she demanded outcomes.

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