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Paintsil backs Ghana youngsters to excel at AFCON

Posted On Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
Paintsil backs Ghana youngsters to excel at AFCON

Ghana defender John Paintsil

By Ameenu Shardow

Defender John Paintsil believes the young players in the Ghana team will eventually come good.

There are 10 players in the Black Stars team making their debut at the Nations Cup in South Africa.

Emerging stars like Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu and Rabiu Mohammed played a part in Ghana’s 2-2 draw with DR Congo in the opening Group B game last Sunday.

Some of these players in particular Atsu failed to impress in their first Nations Cup game – drawing critics in the process.

But Paintsil, 31, who has been with the Black Stars team for 10-years believes the youngsters will come into their own haven gone through the mill before as a budding star himself.

“I was once a young player and such occasions are always difficult for especially the young players,” he said.

“I as a senior player I know how these games are. Such competitions like the Africa Cup of Nations are very difficult.

“We played against a decent side so after the game I called the guys and told them; ‘come on we have played six games and now left with five more.’

“So we should forget about the Congo game and focus on Mali. We shouldn’t dwell too much on the Congo game or else it will affect us and that we should take one game at a time.”

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READERS COMMENTS

  1. leshaq says:

    Back yourself to excel because i did’nt see your experience in the first game.

  2. GH FUO, THINK BIG!!! says:

    DONT START GYAN, BOATENG, PAINSTIL. THEY MUST ALL COME FROM THE BENCH……..

    gruzah is right. kasa cant play leftback. if he could, the dr congo players wouldnt be having a field day on the left hand side. let kasa play the 11. atsu must COME OFF THE BENCH N PLAY 7. THESE 2 MUST OVERLAP. KASA WILL BE MORE EFFECTIVE ON THE LEFT FLANKS WITH SPEED, CROSSES, PASSES N SHOTS ON GOAL
    DAUDA, 2.AFFUL, 3.WAKASSO, 4.MENSAH, 5.AWAL, 6.AKAMINKO, 7.ATSU, 8.BADU, 9.RABIU, 10.CLOTTEY 11. KASA…..
    DONT START GYAN. LET HIM OBSERVE LIKE GEDDO. BRING GYAN FROM THE BENCH TO USE HIS EXPERIENCE TO FEND OFF MALIAN DEFENDERS.
    GIVE THE CAPTAIN TO BADU.

  3. BX, NYC says:

    John Mensah would’ve been better even though he was clubless at the time… Paintsil sucks big time.. I had to stop watching the game cuz of this dude and some silly mistakes exhibited by my beloved BLACK STARS…





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