The ex-West Ham defender shares his ideas on the Black Stars’ call-up for upcoming video games in opposition to South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe

Former Ghana worldwide John Paintsil has known as for assist for Black Stars coach CK Akonnor who has come beneath criticism within the wake of a 29-man squad introduced for the upcoming 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying video games in opposition to South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.

The coach has come beneath fireplace for the calling up, amongst others, 19-year-old attacker Kwame Afriyie Poku who performs membership soccer for Colchester United within the English fourth-tier and Goals FC full-back Philemon Baffour.

The outcry has led to the England-born participant being solely dropped from the record.

“You [the fans] usually are not the coach. It’s the coach who is aware of what is going to assist his crew and the nation,” former Fulham and West Ham United right-back Paintsil stated, as reported by Footballghana.

“On the finish of the day, when the criticisms come, they are going to be positioned at his doorstep. So the coach has to make the precise selections that may assist him construct his CV.

“Each coach desires to construct his CV. No coach desires to lose video games. I feel the supporters ought to have the persistence for the coaches.

“A lot of the coaches who as soon as dealt with Ghana include their techniques and nothing would change their mindset. So we should endeavour to be taught the sport of soccer.”

Minimize off from the Afcon qualifying squad, Poku has been drafted into the Ghana B facet for a pleasant fixture with Uzbekistan on March 26.

“[Poku] will be part of the crew going to Uzbekistan from Europe to be monitored by [‘B’ Team coach] Ibrahim Tanko [who is] to ship stories and suggestions to the [Black Stars] technical crew and FA,” GFA communications director Henry Asante Twum advised Oyerepa FM.

“It was recommended we monitor [Poku] carefully [in the upcoming qualifying games to see] if he suits into our scheme of issues, then we proceed calling him.

“[Poku] is a expertise and prospect we have to tie down nevertheless it’s attainable the coach [Akonnor] had his personal reservations however he’s conscious of each participant known as up.”

Ghana face South Africa in Johannesburg on Thursday earlier than returning residence to host Comoros three days later.

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