Invite KP Boateng, Asamoah and others for 2022 World Cup playoffs - Dan Quaye to Ghana FA

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News Invite KP Boateng, Asamoah and others for 2022 World Cup playoffs - Dan Quaye to Ghana FA
NOV 29, 2021 LISTEN

A former Hearts of Oak ace, Dan Quaye has pleaded with head coach of the Black Stars, Milovan Rajevac to consider inviting the likes of Kevin Prince Boateng, John Boye, Harrison Afful and Kwadwo Asamoah to beef up the squad for the 2022 World Cup playoffs.

The Black Stars have been seeded in Pot 2 and will face either Nigeria, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia or Morocco in the playoff round.

The former towering guardsman revealing how Ghana can secure qualification for the Mundial, Quaye asserted the need for the experienced players to pass on their knowledge to the young ones.

Quaye, who was part of Ghana's squad for the 2006 World Cup in Germany stressed that the West African country can only qualify for the World Cup if the technical handler's hand call ups to the experienced players.

He further implored that experienced players like John Boye, Kwadwo Asamoah, Harrison Afful, and Kevin Prince Boateng must be included in the team for the playoffs.

“The playoffs will not be easy because the remaining teams are difficult," he told Aben FM.

"Truth be told, our performance in the Group stages was low and we only pray to get a good draw. The coach must sharpen the team before the playoffs.

“I believe this is the time the team need experienced players. I will be happy if the coach invite, Jonathan Mensah, Harrison Afful, John Boye, Frank Acheampong and Kevin Prince Boateng back into the team. I want their inclusion because they have tasted the qualifiers before and will not struggle.

“It seems we are joking because depending solely on the young ones won’t help us. African football is different from that of Europe, Kamaldeen Sulemana is a fantastic player and doing good in France but he has not been able to fit in well with the Black Stars because African football is more aggressive as compared to the European games.

“At the moment we need more experienced players to be able to qualify,” he added.

Ghana booked a place in the playoffs after beating South Africa in the final Group G games later this month at the Cape Coast Stadium.

Ghana is seeking to make a return to the Mundial having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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