By Patrick Akoto
Ghana Under-20 midfielder Michael Anaba is confident he will find his rhythm following recent criticisms over his performance at the ongoing African Youth Championship.
The Asante Kotoko enforcer is yet to hit the peak that made him toast of fans in the Ghanaian Premier League.
He was replaced in the Black Satellites’ 1-0 win over neighbours Benin in their second group game on Tuesday.
The former Windy Professionals has been deployed in an unfamiliar role on the wing, making it difficult for him to assert his presence in the game.
But the 18-year-old is confident he will find his feet and play an influential role in the team’s success at the biannual event.
“As a footballer you must be ready for criticism. The fans have every right to express how they feel at one point,” Anaba said
“I’m not perturbed and ready to work hard at training and ensure I come good.
“This is a team in progress and so I will just urge the fans to keep calm.
“There is more room for improvement I guess. I am focused and not getting distracted. I want to become a better player and so will keep working hard.”
The Black Satellites must beat host Algeria in their final group game to qualify to the World Cup in June.