Sports News of Wednesday, 20 December 2017
Black Stars coach, James Kwesi Appiah, has expressed his contentment with the current crop of the Black Stars setup as he seeks to build a formidable side for the future.
Appiah since his re-appointment back in May, has handed numerous call ups to new players who have made a strong claim for a possible inclusion into subsequent future call ups as Ghana target to win the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations having missed out on the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
Speaking to the press at CAF’s unveiling of the final shortlist for the 2017 Africa Player Award, the Black Stars gaffer highlighted how successful his plans for 2017 have been and further shared the team’s vision going into 2018.
“In 2017, my main target was to build a strong team thus having a very good bench and a team that doesn’t depend on certain few players.
“So, for now, I have invited about 16 players to the team and they all did well and I have attained about 70% to 80% of this particular objective, hopefully, next year I will invite one or two players if they are doing well but so am happy with the team.
“Next year, I will maintain consistency with regards to training and playing together to make sure that by the end of the 2018 they will be a very strong team and familiarize with each other, that will be the main intention next year,” Appiah stated.