Black Stars players giving coach Appiah selection headache

Black Stars players giving coach Appiah selection headache

Ghana coach Akwasi Appiah in selection dilemma

By Ameenu Shardow

Ghana striker Abdul Majeed Waris feels for coach Akwasi Appiah as he prepares to trim his squad for the 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Malawi.

The Black Stars are preparing to face the Flames in the first leg of the final qualifier for the finals to be staged early next year in South Africa.

Currently at 24, the Black Stars squad needs to be pruned down to the required 18-member playing team for the game to be played at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.

And Waris reckons coach Appiah has a tough job to do as all the players are pulling their weight in training to make the final cut.

“Everybody is working really hard and I think the coach is going to have it difficult to make his final team for the match and this is good for the team,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com after Wednesday’s training session.

Nevertheless, the ex Ghana captain will have to disappoint six players in order to fill his team sheet for Saturday’s game.

The Black Stars must win massively to ensure the second leg to be played next month is a mere formality.

Ghana will however travel to Monrovia to play an international friendly with Liberia after the crucial 2013 AFCON qualifier.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. truth says:

    mtcheeeeew, Akwasi Appiah even knew his starting eleven before you guys assembled so don’t worry yourself.Only God knows which buga buga criteria he uses in selecting his starting eleven

  2. Opoku says:

    In Akwasi we trust…all de best Coach.

  3. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    INKOOM, DEREK BOATENG N JORDAN AYEW DONT DESERVE T BE CALLED TO GBSTAR. INKOOM HAS CONSISTENTLY BEEN WOEFUL AS A 7. HE SUCKED AT WCUP N AFCON 2012, PLUS HE IS ALWAYS WARMING THE BENCH IN UKRAINE, SO WHY CALL HIM N THAT GRANPOPPY BOATENG OVER ABEYIE WHO IS FAST N CAN PLAY THE 7, WAKASSO WHO CAN PLAY IN MIDFIELD. YARTEY OR EVEN ADU KOFI.
    JORDAN IS NOT RIPE FOR GBSTAR. SEND HIM TO METEROS OR SATTELITES TO EARN HIS STRIPES.

    ALSO, WHY CALL SOWAH. HE IS CLEARLY INJURED FROM THE ZAMALEK GAME. CALL DANIEL ADJEI N HAVE HIM START IN NET WHILES ADAM K WATCHES FROM THE BENCH. WE CANT ALWAYS RELY ON ADAM. U NEED AN EQUALLY GOOD SPARE TIRE. AKWASI, LISTEN BCOS NO ONE PERSON HOLDS ALL THE ANSWERS IN THIS WORLD. THAT IS MY ONLY ADVICE TO YOU. N STOP TAKING BRIBES.

  4. coconutman says:

    the cut should be Agyeman Badu, Derek Boateng, Jordan Ayew, Samuel Inkoom, Ernest Sowah and Afful.

  5. ata kwame says:

    no headache about this please
    1adams 2akaminko 3harison 4volsa 5boye 6anthony 7andrew 8boateng 9that damn boy gyan 10jordan 11asamoah.sub:inkoom,sowah,and others u know them manager and why adiyiah not called up nd a player who scored 2goals in our first game nd he is playing as a first team player for his club now what again

  6. Buzzar says:

    The coach know best.

  7. Frimpong Arsenal player says:

    I always worried over Ghana black stars due to luck of experience players in the team. I think that Kwasi Appiah should concentrate on inviting old players to the team so that we younger ones will there actually learn something good from them. Looking back in 1980s. It was old players that made the black stars stronger.

    Even Senegal 1992 Abedi Pele was in the bench watching till his services needed most. Young players likes us must not rush to the team we should learn a good lessons from our seniors, from there, they will teach us how to play football. Many folks keep on saying that only younger players are stronger in the filed that is not true, it is all about experience. Look at Samuel Eto and Drogba no matter how good you are as a young player you cant never match them out. But Michael Essien and John Mensah, Sulle Muntari, Haminu Dramani, Mathew Amoah, Junior Agogo, Shilla Illiasu, John Paintsil can therefore show us to mark our opponents well. From there we learn from them.

    Lets take a good look at Zambia squad that always kept beating black-stars. They dont play good football but at the end of the day they win massively against us why because they have good experience player in their squad. They always need a win.When you take a very good look at Zambia National team few of them are younger. All are about 30, 34, 29, 26, 24 and more. But Ghana if not 18 19 20 22 too young to play good foot. I mean they can play well but how to score is the extremely for us.
    We don’t even have first 11. Who are our first 11 in the black-stars team? Kwasi Appiah should get good stronger players first 11 and stop inviting difference players all the time. They have to know each other well if they dont knwo each other how will they play good football? think about that. But if they play well together and know each other experience then bingo.

  8. Pop Man says:

    The issue is, Akwasi Appiah, Maxwell and Nyantakyi are using the national teams to force players who would not like to play for the “red Pharasees”. Watch out and see how they are going to rope in dead horses like Bekoe and Ransford Osei. They just called in Rashid Sumaila. Soon our team is going to turn into Ghana Kotoko stars A.K.A Asante United.

  9. Selfmade says:

    @ frimpong arsenal…. please after taking your drugs i mean wee,apeteshie,cocaine,heroine and wetting your stupid bed with wet dreams and jerking off due to excessive watching of student war films or sometimes called blue movies or porno,can u kindly find some obscene corner and dose off like a fucking junkie before u come put your fucking retarded dumb mind here!!! U fucking pervert!!! Motherfucker!!!