‘I don’t need to explain my call ups’

Black Stars Head Coach Kwasi Appiah says he owes no one explanations for his national team call-ups.
The 58-year old received a lot of backlash from the public after his last call-up for the Black Stars’ game against Kenya when he left out in form Alfred Duncan and Jordan Ayew.

The Black Stars went on to lose the game, and many pointed fingers at the absence of some perceived key players as the cause of the defeat. But Kwesi Appiah disagrees and believes every player he calls deserves a place in his team.

“I hear some of my colleagues all the time saying I need to explain my call-ups. Ghana has got thousands of players,” he told Ghanaweb.

“There are so many players on my data, so much so that I can sit here and call about five different teams. And that is excluding the local based players.

“There are so many players, so if I’m going to explain why a player is not playing every time we have a match, how can i explain that?

“I believe that if I should even explain, then it should be to fellow technical people who will understand.”

The Black Stars’ next game is a 2019 AFCON qualifying doubleheader against Sierra Leone in October. –citinewsroom.com

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