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Black Stars: Milovan Rajevac stands by decision to play Daniel Amartey as fullback

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News Black Stars: Milovan Rajevac stands by decision to play Daniel Amartey as fullback
OCT 20, 2021 LISTEN

Ghana coach, Milovan Rajevac has defended his decision to play Daniel Amartey as a right back in Black Stars doubleheader against Zimbabwe.

In the absence of Andy Yiadom, Amartey was surprisingly deployed as a right-back in both games played at the Cape Coast Stadium and in Harare.

Speaking to the Ghana FA website, the 67-year-old Serbian trainer says Amartey is a versatile player and he trusts him to do whatever it takes to help Ghana secure a slot in next year’s football Mundial.

“We couldn’t get Andy Yiadom to camp due to injury and when I was making a game plan for Zimbabwe, because I wanted a very offensive midfield and attack, I decided to put some players in defence and have others in the back so we protect ourselves for an important result so that is why our defence was pretty tall,” he started.

“Daniel has played that in the past, he even played in a defensive midfield position so he is a versatile player and he is a player I can trust and I knew he is up to the task so he delivered excellent performance and he said also he is ready to do whatever it takes to take Ghana to the World Cup and follow my instructions so everything went well,” he said.

Milovan Rajevac will hope to have the full complement of his team when Ghana face Ethiopia and South Africa in the final group stage games of the 2022 World Cup qualifiers next month.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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