Sports News of Wednesday, 27 December 2017
Black Stars head coach, James Kwesi Appiah, has revealed that, he would embark on his routine player monitoring in January, as he seeks to build a formidable team 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.
According to the Black Stars gaffer, it is very important to undertake the player monitoring exercise in order to draw conclusions about players they are not sure about and give some players the opportunity to demonstrate their footballing prowess for the senior national team.
“Many Europeans teams are on break now, and hopefully by January they will start, so we will look around in January and go and monitor some of the players we’re not sure, we will go about and look at them.
“The ambition is to make sure you have good players emerging and at the same time, you the coach doing the best you can for the team,” Appiah said in an interview.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars are expected to be involved in some few international friendlies earlier next year as the prepare for the 2019 AFCON qualifier against Kenya.