‘Stars lack an inspirer on the field’

Former Black Stars skipper, Stephen Appiah, has blamed Ghana’s recent bad patch of form to the absence of player inspiration.

He was of the firm belief that the Stars lacked that ‘cult figure’ to carry the team on its shoulders “when things are getting tough.”

Appiah, who spearheaded Ghana to the 2006 and 2010 FIFA World Cup tournaments, noted that the team urgently needed that inspiring player to help them in their campaign.

Ghana has remained winless in their last two competitive games – having been held to a 1-1 draw by Rwanda in Nations Cup qualifier before recording a barren result last Friday by Uganda in a 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier at the Tamale Sports Stadium.

“When the going gets tough for the team; there must be at least a player who will stand up and push the others on. I don’t see that in the team now,” Appiah told Kessben FM.

“Apart from Asamoah Gyan, most of the other players are graduates of the 2010 Under-20 World Cup winning side. So it seems they see themselves as equal so there is no specific player spurring the rest on,” he added.


By Times Sports Reporter

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