Opoku Nti calls for more Ghana playing time for Derek Boateng
Ghana legend Opoku Nti is requesting for more game time for midfielder Derek Boateng in the national team after his exploits at Wembley last Tuesday.
The Getafe enforcer was a second half substitute and turned the match on its head as Ghana struck a late equalizer in a 1-1 draw with England in a friendly international.
Boateng enjoyed limited playing during the reign of Milovan Rajevac but wants to change that under new man Goran Stevanovic.
Nti believes the player’s impressive showcase should earn him a starting role in subsequent Black Stars matches.
“In truth I haven’t followed his exploits for a long time but from what I saw at Wembley, I sincerely believe he ought to be given more playing time,” Nti, nicknamed after Brazil legend Zico is quoted by the Africa Sport newspaper.
“He introduced some steel and authority, thanks to his brilliant technical ability and more importantly his physical presence. England’s midfield then had a good run for their money.”