Former Ghana goalkeeper Abubakari Damba says the timing of the first start for rookie Razak Braimah was wrong due to the overwhelming platform of the Black Stars.
The CD Guadalajara shot-stopper failed to cover himself in glory in Ghana’s 3-1 defeat in the international friendly against Japan on Tuesday.
Braimah got his first ever international start in the friendly against Japan haven excelled after coming on as a second half substitute in last month’s 2-2 draw with Turkey.
The former Nania goalkeeper fumbled too many a times on his full Ghana debut – raising doubts over his first choice credentials for the Black Stars.
But ex Ghana goalkeeper Damba says Braimah was overwhelmed by the occasion in the friendly match.
“I don’t want to judge Braimah as an individual but I believe the platform was too huge for him on the day,” he told Metro FM.
“More to the point, he has not played for the Black Stars from the start and the level was too high for him and a lot was expected from him and was supposed to have maintained a certain level.
“He lacked the temperament for a big game so he should have been started on a different platform.
“In my opinion the timing of his first start wasn’t right as he was clearly under pressure to perform at the highest level and this showed on the day.”