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Sports News of Tuesday, 14 November 2017


10 out of 16 newly invited players impressed me - Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has revealed that ten out of the sixteen new players he invited did enough to warrant a recall into the team in their subsequent matches.

The former Al Khartoum Watani gaffer categorically stated that he will give every Ghanaian player a fair chance of donning the national team jersey as he looks to build a new formidable team.

During an interview on Kumasi-based Nhyira FM, Appiah intimated that out of the sixteen players he handed call-ups to, only ten of them delivered and is looking to call on them in the team's subsequent matches.

“10 out of the 16 new called players we gave chance have proved they can play for Black Stars, I don’t want to mention names but Ghanaians are good judges,” Appiah told Nhyira FM.

He added: “We shouldn’t have that thinking of using a template squad if we want to undergo a team building exercise because there wouldn’t be any competition in the team, and as a coach competition is very good because you are certain about the players qualities when you give the chance.”

Appiah will hope to lead the team to the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon to appease the nation for their failure to qualify for next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia.