Sports News of Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Former Black Stars player, Felix Aboagye says the absence of goalkeeper Adam Larsen Kwarasey from Ghana’s 2015 AFCON team is a blessing in disguise.
Kwarasey is yet to feature for the Black Stars since the end of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil where he had problems with some members of the technical team. The GFA has made several overtures to get him back, but to no avail. The goalkeeper has thus not been included in the Black Stars for the Nations Cup.
But Felix Aboagye believes it would have been dangerous had Kwarasey made the squad.
“ I think it is good that he is not going because it would be good for the cohesion of the team, because of the events of Brazil 2014 I believe Kwarasey should only return after the Nations Cup. There is a new coach and everything so after the tournament they can sit and talk and solve every problem there is,” Aboagye said.
The Norwegian-born Ghanaian has not hidden his displeasure with Nasamu Yakubu, the goalkeeper’s trainer of the Black Stars. He claims Yakubu does not possess the qualities to be Black Stars goalkeepers trainer.
Adam was enraged when he was replaced after the first game at the 2014 World Cup against USA.
Kwarasey believes his inability to speak any of the Ghanaian languages is the reason he has often been badly treated.
He hinted after the World Cup that retirement from the National team was on the Card but the GFA recently claimed new Coach Avram Grant had spoken to Kwarasey, and there is an agreement that he would return to the team after the Nations Cup in Equatorial Guinea.