Ghana head coach, CK Akonnor has revealed that he has called John Boye for the team’s upcoming games in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers because he will need his experience.
The FC Metz defender was overlooked earlier this month when the Black Stars players two friendly matches in the last international break.
In games against Mali and Qatar, the defense of Ghana looked weak particularly in the game against the Eagles when the Stars lost 3-0 at the end of the 90 minutes.
In a bid to solve the problem, Coach Akonnor has handed an invited to France-based John Boye to be part of a 23-man squad that will play against Sudan next month in the AFCON qualifiers.
“John Boye is again an old guy; all this is because of the fact that we want immediate solutions and therefore it is needed for us to deal with the experience and those who have been in such surroundings before”, the Ghana coach explained as quoted on the website of the GFA.
Coach Akonnor continued, “They [John Boye and Harrison Afful] have the experience, been around the terrain before and know what it takes to play qualification and so I thought it wise to bring someone who’s doing well in Europe. People have talked about him and I think he deserves that chance and that’s why he’s here to support the team”.
Ghana will on Thursday, November 12, 2020 take on the North Africans in the first of a double-header tie at the Cape Coast stadium, before traveling to Khartoum, five days later for the reverse fixture.