No experiment at Black Stars again – CK Akonnor tells players

Ghana coach, Charles Akonnor vowed not to experiment with his call ups to the senior national team.

The former Asante Kotoko gaffer has been criticized for his call ups to the Black Stars since call ups to the team.

In the penultimate 2021 AFCON qualifier against South Africa, Kotoko duo, striker Kwame Poku and defender, Ismael Abdul Ganiu had a bite with the Black Stars in the 1-1 draw at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Kwame Poku and local trio, Gladson Awako, Justice Blay and Ibrahim Imoro were the local players to have a go at the Black Stars opportunity.

Speaking after Ghana’s 3-1 win over São Tomé in Accra, Akonnor says he will no longer be experimenting with call ups.

“After I got the job, I have had the chance of trying a lot of players and today [Ghana vrs São Tomé] was exceptional.

“We have had the chance to also give the locals the chance to prove themselves and I think in all fairness they have done well.

“From now onwards it is not about to try again.

“We are not going to be picking players from somewhere.

“Unless there is something dramatic that we need to do that.

“The chunk of players we have I think it is fare to say that we can work with them and try to change the attitude of the team, have a better philosophy and move forward.

“I mean they have all done well, done their bit.

“Don’t forget some were called, some were dropped.

“Not necessarily that they were bad but the things we want to do maybe they don’t fit in.

“I’m not here to assess 20 or 40 players, they have all done well.

“Going fort we will always look at them and see how we can improve the team.” Charles Akonnor said.

Ghana’s 13 points saw them top Group C, Sudan coming second with 12 points, South Africa finished 3rd on 10 points with São Tomé bottom with no points.

Source: Modern Ghana



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