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29.01.2020 Football News

CK Akonnor Hoping To Bring Best Players To Black Stars

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
CK Akonnor
LISTEN JAN 29, 2020
CK Akonnor

Black Stars head coach, C.K. Akonnor, has reiterated that he is seeking to bring quality players to the team that will add value.

Akonnor is currently in Europe to monitor players ahead of the busy calendar that will see Ghana playing in the AFCON 2021 and 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

According to him, there are scouts to monitor the Ghana Premier League and choose players who would show promise and the ability to meet the demands of playing for the Black Stars.

“I think we have to dig deep and look all over for Europe who have had the chance to play for Ghana and those who have not had the chance to do so.

"We have about 15 names of players who are playing at different levels and it is important to talk to them and gauge their interests in playing for Ghana.

"I believe it is time we slowly changed the face of the team in terms of energy and pace. I look forward to getting some of these young, dynamic and energetic players.

"In terms of players based in Ghana, there is a setup of four scouts who will watch the league and so, once we are interested in a player, we will watch for a period of about four or five matches and see his performance.

"We have put together a lot of things to help bring out good talent from the Ghana Premier League.”

Akonnor’s first assignment with the Black Stars will be in March when the AFCON 2021 qualifiers resume. Ghana recorded victories over South Africa and Sao Tome in the first two matches in the series.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

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