By Ameenu Shardow
Coach Akwasi Appiah has downplayed the over reliance on Mubarak Wakaso for effective set pieces for Ghana.
The 22-year-old’s effectiveness with dead-ball situations has been close to perfect for the Black Stars at the 2013 Nations Cup.
The midfielder’s accurate cross from a corner kick turned out to be the perfect assist for Kwadwo Asamoah to get his first Nations Cup goal in the 2-2 draw with DR Congo.
The Espanyol player also troubled the DRC defence all game long with his pin-point kicks and was unlucky not to have gotten onto the score sheet himself on Sunday.
There are however concerns of an over-reliance on the ex AshGold midfielder for set pieces.
But coach Appiah insists there are other players in the team capable of taking up that role as effective as Wakaso.
“Wakaso (Mubarak) has been doing very well with our set pieces,” he said a post-match press conference on Monday afternoon at the team’s hotel.
“Such kicks, is not easy to find players to take it the way he does it and saying that, we have at least two or three competent people who can also do the same thing.”