Kwarasey Will Return To Stars

KwaraseyACTING Black Stars coach Maxwell Konadu has insisted that goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey will soon return to the Black Stars, provided some few issues between him and the football authorities are met in time.

The coach who spoke to the media after Tuesday’s training session at the Tamale stadium, mentioned that the keeper is more than willing to make a return to the fold of the Black Stars but wants a few issues addressed before.

“I don’t really see what is happening between himself and the Black Stars as any sign of disrespect or unpatriotic on his part. He is a very good keeper and he only has a few issues which I believe we are resolving so it’s not really an issue”, Maxwell Konadu mentioned.

He revealed that the FA even invited the player to join his colleagues in camp so that he will boosts their morale, but has not showed up.

“Yes we are still in talks with him and we even invited him to come and be with his colleagues in camp ahead of both matches against Uganda and Togo, but unfortunately he hasn’t showed up and we don’t think he is coming.”

“That will not deter us from continuing our move to have him back in the team. But like I said earlier, Adam is very patriotic and is will join the Black Stars soon.”

It will be recalled that the goalkeeper was axed from the Black Stars 2015 AFCON qualifiers against Uganda and Togo, by then head coach James Kwesi Appiah, who felt that the player’s support for the indiscipline of his colleagues at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was justified.

In another development, Ex Black Stars goalkeeper, Abubakari Damba had stated that the rotation policy in the Black Stars goal post is because the current goalkeepers are not living up to expectations.

“….Our goalkeepers are not living up to expectations that is why the technical handlers kept on rotating the goalkeepers in the post and the deficiency of our goalkeepers is their aerial balls and long balls,’’ he told Accra based Joy FM.

In Ghana’s five games in the ongoing 2015 Afcon qualifiers the West African side have used three goalkeepers (Fatau Dauda, Stephen Adams and Razak Braimah).

The Black Stars technical team are yet to get a first choice goalkeeper to man the post with many football coaches e questioning the qualities of the current goalkeepers in the Black Stars set up.

Razak Braimah became the latest goalkeeper to enter into the criticism books as he failed to deal with an aerial ball which resulted in a goal as the Black Stars lost by a goal to nil in last Saturday’s Afcon qualifier against Uganda in Kampala.

However, the former Real Tamale United shot stopper said the technical handlers should have kept faith in Stephen Adams.

“The technical handlers should have kept faith in Stephen Adams in the Uganda game instead of picking Razak Braimah for the game.’’

Meanwhile, ex-Black Stars skipper, C.K Akonnor has called on Ghanaians to forget about what happened in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup and rally behind the team to ensure qualification to the 2015 Afcon in Equatorial Guinea reports sportscrusader.com.

According to C.K, Ghanaians have lamented the issues resulting from the team’s abysmal performance in Brazil relegating the significance of qualifying for the 2015 Afcon, thereby putting a lot of pressure on the team.

In an interview, the former Wolfsburg captain said, “I think it’s about time Ghanaians forget about what happened in Brazil. The players, the technical team and the management have all apologized severally to Ghanaians and it must be over and sympathize with the team.”

“They themselves have realized things have not been all that well. I strongly believe that the lambasting must stop. It has been too much. This is the time the team needs us but we keep on hammering them which is not the best”, he added.

“The team is facing difficult moments now and this is the time we must show our support. We must not be looking for faults and whatever, no. We need to forget about what happened in Brazil and support the team to qualify and move forwarobserved that, “the players are forcing. They are trying but Ghanaians are not allowing them. So it makes it difficult for them and that is what we the fans must accept and know that they are trying so we must give them the necessary support.”

The Black Stars will be playing the final group game against the Hawks of Togo today in the ongoing Afcon 2015 qualifiers.

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