Germany based Uefa Licence B coach, Annor Aziz, believes the inclusion of some experienced players will make the Black Stars formidable again for the challenges ahead.
The former Ghanaian international said after watching the team’s performance at the just ended AFCON 2013 in South Africa, he came to the conclusion that the team would be home and dry with a touch of experience.`
“The team did well, but the young players need some experienced players to push them,” he stressed.
In an exclusive interview with the Graphic Sports yesterday, the former Hearts of Oak and Goldfields (now Ashantigold) goal poacher therefore suggested the inclusion of tested players such as Michael Essien, Sulley Muntari and the Ayew brothers, Dede and Jordan, to beef up the team for the remaining Brazil 2014 World Cup qualifiers.
But for the lapse, he was of the view that the Black Stars could have won the Nations Cup for the 5th time.
As a technical man, he thinks Coach Kwasi Appiah did not do badly in his first major tournament as the Stars head coach.
“The coach is okay; he did well. He played his part and the players were also expected to do their part,” he noted.
Annor Aziz is back home on holidays after an eight-year sojourn in Germany.
A potent striker in his heyday, Aziz was transferred to Poland by hearts during the 1994-1995 season at a time he was leading the goal king race after the first round of the league.
From Poland, he moved to South America before injury ended his blossoming career in the German Bundesliga.
As destiny would have it, his two sons-Faisal and Malik- have taken after him in the typical striking role and are currently playing for some lower division clubs n Germany.
He is thrilled by the performance rate of his sons and is quite optimistic that they will make the headlines in the near future.
After paying his dues in Germany as an assistant coach for some experienced trainers and also handling some junior teams, Annor Aziz wants to settle in Ghana and coach so he can impart his knowledge to local players and help develop Ghana Soccer.
Source: Graphic Sports