30.10.2020 Football News

2021 Afcon Qualifiers: Akonnor Justifies Harrison Afful's Inclusion In His 23-Man Squad For Sudan Clash

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
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Ghana coach, C.K Akonnor has opened up on why he has included defender Afful Harrison in his 23man squad for the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sudan.

The Columbus Crew right-back has made a return to the national team under CK Akonnor, bringing to an end, a long absence from the national team.

According to Akonnor, he needed an immediate solution and the 33 year old is someone he can counts on.

"For me, I am looking for immediate solutions and if you want to do that you don’t want to play around, you want to go straight to the point and therefore the immediate solutions are those guys.

Again, on the right side, just recently, this young gentleman, Benson, did very, very well.

"But he needs support, he needs the old guys to be around, to learn from them and therefore I thought it wise to bring around none other person than Harrison Afful to back him up and of course support him and that is why Harrison is also there," coach Akonnor added.

The Black Stars will host the Sudanese counterparts at the Cape Coast Stadium on November 12.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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