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Sports News of Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Source: Goal.com

Kwesi Appiah urged to end ‘experimentation’ in AFCON qualifiers

Former Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak coach J.E Sarpong has urged Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah to put an end to his ‘experimentation of players’ in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.

Appiah has come under criticism following the Black Stars’ shock 1-0 defeat to Kenya on Saturday due to his decision to sideline captain Asamoah Gyan, the Ayew brothers and Wakaso Mubarak in line with a reform of the national team.

"We have four matches to go and if we keep on experimenting, we might not see the light of the day, so I think it's about time the coach stops the experimentation and bring players who are tried and tested,'' Sarpong told GNA.

"The likes of Asamoah Gyan, the Ayew brothers and others are still active and I think they need to come back. Kwesi Appiah should know how to manage the egos of some players, because they have seen it all and he should try and manage the situation to prevent it from escalating beyond repairs," he said.

"If we embark on mass changes in the team, we might not get the needed stability as new players should only be introduced into the team to strengthen certain positions, but a wholesale change doesn't help team building," he added.

Ghana still lead Group F with a superior goal difference and will play a double header against Sierra Leone next month.