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Sports News of Thursday, 8 June 2017

Source: GHANAsoccernet.com

Coach Kwesi Appiah vows to use all of Ghana's talents

Ghana coach, James Kwasi Appiah, has no doubt whatsoever that he has a wide pool of players to select for international duty and has pledged to explore the best of talents at his disposal for the ultimate success of the national team.

The former Ghana captain takes charge of his first game back at the helm on Sunday against Ethiopia in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Kumasi.

He named a provisional squad of 30 players for the game as well as two friendlies with Mexico and USA in the next month but coach Appiah has still come under scrutiny from many people who think he left out many highly rated players like Mubarak Wakaso, Christian Atsu and Richmond Boakye Yiadom.

The Black Stars coach is however, taking the criticisms calmly and has defended his call-ups insisting every good player will have their chance to prove themselves.

Coach Appiah says he is not surprised over outcries by certain players who are not part of the team for the upcoming three games, maintaining that it is rather a good omen which underscores his inflicting belief in the avalanche of talents available for selection which can only instill competition and strength in-depth in the national team.

“I feel in Ghana we can even have four players for one position, that’s how good we are and shows the quality available for selection,” he said on the Legends Night TV Show on GHOne.

“We have lot of talents in the country and I want to do my best by making good use of them and create competition in the team. All we want is the best for Ghana,” Kwasi Appiah explained.