Former Ghana defender Joe Addo wants Kwesi Appiah to be his own man and desist from excessive counsel.
Appiah has included four debutants in his 24-man squad for this month’s World Cup qualifier against Sudan in Kumasi.
David Accam, Yaw Frimpong, Baba Abdul Rahman and Mahatma Otoo will get the opportunity to impress the trainer after being included in the squad.
There are no places for John Pantsil (injured) and Anthony Annan while Derek Boateng has been sacrificed for his poor display at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa.
The former Sparta Rotterdam and FSV Frankfurt player wants the Ghanaian trainer to focus on the job at hand and listen less.
“I think it’s not a bad squad but the problem I see is that he (Kwesi Appiah) listens to too many people,” Addo said
“He must be his own man and decide what he wants to. Counsel is good but when you’re not careful it could cloud your own judgment.
“He has a fair idea of the players he will use against Sudan. My thinking is that he’s invited these players so that they can feel part of the team.
“He wants them to feel the ambiance and realize they are in his plans even if he doesn’t use them.”
The Black Stars are in a non-negotiable situation in the race to qualify for Brazil 2014 where they must win the remaining four games, starting with the one against the Nile Crocodile on March 24 at the Baba Yara stadium.