Ghana coach explains Adomah choice for 2013 AFCON

Published on: 5 years ago

Albert Adomah was chosen ahead of other players to give 'balance' to the Black Stars, according to assistant coach Maxwell Konadu.

The Bristol City winger has played his way into the provisional Ghana squad for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations following impressive displays for his English championship club.

Adomah’s versatility and ability to help out with defensive duties according to Konadu, gave him the edge over other serious competitors for the spot.

"We observed in recent Black Stars matches that left-footed players always play on the right flank," he told Kumasi-based Angel FM.

"It started with Sulley (Muntari) then with Dede (Ayew) and now quite recently with (Christian) Atsu.

"This however poses a danger to us especially when our opponents are able to make them out and render them ineffective.

"There was therefore the need to get a natural right winger, hence the decision to bring in Adomah and (Solomon) Asante."

Konadu added: "Aside him being a winger, he is able to track back to help in defence, he is a ball-winner and scores goals.

"His performance with his club has been very good this season which further helps his case."

Adomah missed out on the spot in the Ghana team for the last Nations Cup but appears certain to make coach Akwasi Appiah’s team for next year’s event in South Africa.

Comments

  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!!
    says: 5 years ago
    “We observed in recent Black Stars matches that left-footed players always play on the right flank,” he told Kumasi-based Angel FM....WAA LOOK! JONATHAN MENSAH. /PAINSTIL, D BOATENG...SUMAILA REASONS I HEAR JONATHAN IS HALF INJURED. PAINSTIL IS JUST OLD MAN. HE IS IN FORM BUT HE CANT KEEP UP THE SPEED. I WULDNT MIND TRYING HIM ON THE RIGHT WING, STILL DEREK BOATENG IS SIMPLY OLD N OUT OF FORM. EVERYONE ELSE PLAYS REGULAR ACTION...BENCH NKOAAA. PLUS HE DISAPPEARS IN BIG GAMES. AFCON 2012, GH VS ZAMBIA N PLAYS WELL AGAINST YAWA OR MEDIOCRE GAMES. KOTOKO NEEDS SUMAILA. IS HE IN THE U20 AS WELL? AA SHOULD LEAVE SUMAILA OUT. KK SARPONG SHOULD GET HIS BOY BACK ASAP.... COS EVEN IF GETS INJURED OR SMTHING. BIG LOSS FOR KOTOKO
  • GH FUO, THINK BIG!!!
    says: 5 years ago
    WEN WILL GFA RID THEMSELVES OFF PUMA? ISNT IT TIME WE SIGNED A NIKE CONTRACT?
  • Askantwi
    says: 5 years ago
    A natural right winger, huh? What about Quincy Owusu Abeyie? He is a versatile player too. He can even play as a Striker, as deadly as Drogba.
  • Ghanaman
    says: 5 years ago
    Did you read the track back and defend part? Quincy has not defended in his career!!!!!
  • JNR
    says: 5 years ago
    For God's sake will you guys shut up already about Quincy Owusu Abeyie? Damn... Owusu Abeyie is injured and has been injured for a while. Do you guys even follow the players you always advocate for to be included in europe? Owusu Abeyie hasn't played for Panathinaikos for a while now.
  • texas
    says: 5 years ago
    Thank you JNR!
  • kingboat
    says: 5 years ago
    AA & MK shld stop explning themslvs 2 the public. I for one supports their choices and many Ghanaians out there do support you. We pray for you to succeed.
  • Dr Who
    says: 5 years ago
    If the coaches are explaining why others were called then they should be bold to explain why Jordan & Acquah were left out otherwise they should shut up
  • Sergeant
    says: 5 years ago
    John Painstil‘s pace was exposed by Traore of Guinea at the last AFCON leading to their goal hence the coaches should be mindful.I also hope none of our attacking midfielders will be dropped ahead of Derek Boateng.
  • Quophi
    says: 5 years ago
    hmmmmm keep on explaining wai maxwel konadu...as3m b3ba dabi
  • KWAME PITO
    says: 5 years ago
    This is what I have been saying. Pantsil's experience is vital but the wise thing is to use him as a sub for the right back position due to his Age and fatigue levels e.t.c AFFUL SHOULD ALWAYS START THE GAME AS THE RIGHTBACK.
  • bawah
    says: 5 years ago
    WE NEED APPIAH XI BEFORE THE AFCON
  • nana
    says: 5 years ago
    yo i agree with most of your stuff, but WHAT play who right wing PAINSTIL nah bro your wrong there by far he shoudln't even be in the team, as you said he is an old man, but efuses to retire, he got exposed in the last AFCON, yet this manager has not learnt for previous mistakes. boii good luck anayway.