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Ghana coach Appiah reveals quest to inject youth in Black Stars squad

Posted On Friday, 2nd November 2012
Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed his desire to bring more young players in the Black Stars squad to give the country a pleasant look into the future.

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah wants more young players in his squad

Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed his desire to bring more young players in the Black Stars squad to give the country a pleasant look into the future.

The Ghana coach has vowed to be part of a dynamic change of the senior national side explaining that Ghana needs a large pool of talents to draw quality players from in international football.

Though very passionate about winning every game, Appiah explains that age will be no barrier for any Ghana player as long as he is in charge.

“For sometime now, we’ve been so dependent on one particular set and as you know many of them are ageing, and it’s important that we try to build a Black Stars which can be sustained for years,” Appiah said.

“That’s one of the main reasons why I have been introducing more youngsters into the team.”

Providing a youngster has quality and retains hunger, there is no reason why Appiah will leave them out.

“I believe when they [youngsters] also come, they do their best. It gives us more opportunity and more room to see more players and in that sense, when one is sick or injured, you can always get someone to step in.”

However, now judgement will be made swiftly as he fashions out his squad for Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations participation.

“I think everyone in the team is fighting for a position because the younger ones who came in are doing well. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been in team for 10 or six years whatever, if a younger guy is doing well, automatically, he may put you off your position.”

As he builds a squad of youth and experience, Appiah is well aware of the pressures as Ghana bids for a fifth Africa Cup of Nations title when they arrive in South Africa next year to compete with fifteen other sides.

“We have to prove to ourselves that we are capable of a better performance. Our targets will not be reduced,” he said.

“We have to be together, work hard and see where we go.”

Ghana were drawn out in Group B with DR Congo, Niger and Mali at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations following last month’s draw in Durban.

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. pablo says:

    PLEASE MR. COACH BRING ON QUINCY OWUSU ABEYIE, WE NEED HIM IN THE TEAM. PLEASE…PLEASE

  2. Ghanas Son says:

    Please don’t forget that there is something called team chemistry. The team must play together for sometime to attain that. If you keep on changing the team, there will be no team chemistry but rather individual stars who can’t play together. I personally do not like how you change the team frequently ever since you took over. You should rather slowly introduce players to the core team. As it stands, we have no core team

  3. Pike says:

    YES I AGREE WITH YOU..EVEN IF HE IS THE ONLY INCLUSION TO THE CURRENT SQUAD..THIS PLAYER HAS GOT SO MUCH IN HIM..AND I HOPE AND PRAY AA ADDS HIM TO HIS FINAL LIST.GOD BLESS GHANA

  4. Divaro says:

    Pls coach, get Memphis Depay to switch nationality and play for Ghana. He is a great player. The earlier the better.

  5. Divaro says:

    Pls coach get Memphis Depay to switch nationality and play for Ghana. He is a great player. The earlier the better.

  6. Alex says:

    BUILD A TEAM THAT IS STRONG ENOUGH TO WIN THE NATION,S CUP.

  7. Scholastic Icon says:

    Mr Appiah Is Nana Kwesi Asare Not A Ghanaian? The Guy Has Put Up Consistence Performance For Some Year And Has Never Earn A National Team Call Up During The Ruin Of The Serbian Coaches And You Are Also Following That Bad President. Appiah Wake Up!

  8. patriot says:

    easyier said than done,now is the time to walk the talk. Bring in
    1.QUINCY OWUSU ABEYIE,
    2.TAWRIK GIBIL &
    3.SETH KONADU

  9. THE PAPA says:

    @Divaro, Memphis Depay has already been capped by the Dutch national team and so he can’t represent Ghana. You can check it for yourself

  10. kwame pito says:

    Appiah Appiah Appiah, to obey is better than sacrifice. Team cohesion is better than star players.

  11. bawah says:

    YES I AGREE WITH YOU.COHESION.AGEING NOT IMPORTANT!WE ARE NOT GOING TO PLAY MATCHES OF EXHIBITION.AGEING MEANS EXPERIENCE.IMAGINE GHANA VRS IVORY COAST……….YOUNGSTERS VRS FATHERS IN ANGOLA:THE RESULLT 3-1 WITH EBOUE SHOWING MUSCLES AGAINST EMMANUEL!ALL IN ALL WE NEED APPIAH XI TO WIN NOT DISPLAYING UNCOMMITTED PLAYERS!

  12. selfmade says:

    U keep on saying the same thing over and over again but we don’t see nothing bro. Who told u that the so called young ones are really young… young players cannot win tournaments and better eg is arsenal.. if u really want to win this tournament,bring in our old experienced players with a few ones that we have now and see how wonderful they ll perform…. how can a country dying to win a tournament that has eluded us for the past three decades still abandoned its most treasured player( quincy)… are we really serious and i always say appiah is a former player and knows the emotions of players when ignored for a long period of time and he better do the honourable thing by inviting quincy because there is no better bs player than quincy and is the fact period!!! Better stop monitoring unavailable players and invite quincy now because we getting tired of your dullness,slowlessnes and displaced lack of confidence!!! U good man but u have a mellow personality which can be your undoing in this job if u don’t start to be assertive!!! Viva the revolution!!!!

  13. Chu says:

    am actually not a fun of quincy but i feel akwasi should subject him to a stern test in our next friendly.

  14. Chu says:

    why play harrison when all his movements forward yeilded no serious attacks in the last three games

  15. Chu says:

    So zambians still hang un the air bcos zamfoot has is still suspended





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