Black Stars bench welcomes squad competition

8 years ago

One of the best moments every coach wishes for is when he has his best players available for selection.

According to Black Stars assistant coach Maxwell Konadu, his boss - Kwesi Appiah finds himself in a position of strength going into the return leg of the World Cup qualifying play-off against Egypt next week.

“They are all doing their best. You know previously we never had all the players like this. We had them for the first time against Zambia and Egypt and now everybody is jelling together very well,” said Konadu.

“We are happy working with these guys. They are top class professionals players and to be part of this group is a good thing.”

Ghana has more options on hand and the availability of Kevin-Prince Boateng, who joins an already competitive set-up that thrashed Egypt 6-1 in the first leg in Kumasi last month further increases competition for places ahead of the November 19 game in Cairo.

The Ghana assistant coach has given his seal of approval for the level competition in the squad.

“This happens everywhere but it’s up to the head coach to really see who is the right choice for the tactics we will be employing anyway.

“I think he has done it before and we will do it again. With the help of the almighty I am sure things will go well for us to get the necessary win that we want.”

The aggregate winner after Tuesday's match qualifies for next year's finals in Brazil.