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08.04.2019 Football News

Lack Of Experience Is Behind Black Stars Failure To Win Trophies - Coach David Duncan

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Lack Of Experience Is Behind Black Stars Failure To Win Trophies - Coach David Duncan
LISTEN APR 8, 2019

Experienced trainer, David Duncan says the current crop of Black Stars players lacks the experience of playing on the African continent which has hindered the country from annexing the AFCON title since 1982.

According to the former Asante Kotoko head coach, the players who won the African Cup of Nations in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982 had the experience in playing on the continent as they were very familiar with the terrain and were also playing in their comfort zones, hence their ability to annex the trophy.

The award-winning gaffer further said the current crop of players do not have the consistent requisite African terrain experience since most of them ply their trade abroad.

"We have problems with transitions in our national teams. Nobody is putting in place measures, policies, infrastructures and structures that would help to develop Ghana football," the former Hearts of Oak trainer told Angel TV.

"Look, winning AFCON in the 1970s was very easy because the players had leaders in the team, they had the experience in Africa and were playing in their comfort zones, but you can't say that for these current players.

"Although these players we have now may be good, they are playing in the wrong terrain, the kind of terrain that does not make winning AFCON easy", he added.

Coach David Duncan also called for the revival of the local league in order to make it more attractive.

The Black Stars will be hoping to break their AFCON title drought as the 2019 AFCON comes off in June in Egypt.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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