Ex-Ghana FA boss Nyaho Tamakloe has criticized coach Kwesi Appiah for naming an ‘excessive’ number of players for this month’s double header against Malawi and Liberia.
The Black Stars trainer called-up 24 players for the 2013 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Malawi and the international friendly against Liberia.
The list includes five home-based players, a debutant and the experienced old guns for the crucial game against the Flames at the Accra Sports stadium on September 8.
But the controversial ex-football administrator claims the huge number confirms suspicion that he is clueless about the players.
“Twenty-four players for a national team is too much, the number is very huge. We could have done with 18 or 20 but 24 is like he is now coming to assess them,” Tamakloe is quoted by 90 Minutes
“It’s like he does not know them at all. If that’s the way he’s going to make his selection then he will create problems for himself,”
“At training, each and every player would like to prove himself and you end up with injuries,”
He added: “This should not be about large numbers. 18 players would have been okay or if you say you are playing two matches, 20 is okay but 24 is too huge,”
“It’s clear that he is trying them and this is not the time to try players. If he wants to know the boys, he has to be interactive with them and monitor the good ones to call at a time,”
“What he is doing is not different from what the whites coaches come here to do, they just assemble the boys without teaching them anything.”
The Black Stars must overcome a plucky Malawi over two-legs to qualify to the 2013 African Cup of Nations in South Africa.