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Inkoom could start as left-back against Botswana

Published on: 23 January 2012

Three players are gunning for a starting role in Ghana's problematic left-back position against Botswana on Tuesday evening.

Massawudu Alhassan, Daniel Opare and Samuel Inkoom are the players in contention.

Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic appears to be in a dilemma as to who to pick for the slot since all three have excelled so far.

Italy-based Massawudu Alhassan has been the preferred choice in recent games but right-footed Samuel Inkoom has been used in the team's training session in Gabon.

Daniel Opare earned rave reviews with his exploits during the qualifiers and international friendly matches last year.

The left-back position has been Ghana's achilles heel after Habib Mohammed disappeared after the 2006 Fifa World Cup.

 

Comments

  • Sam says:
    January 24, 2012 07:21 am
    @ Dr. Edusei, please dont make suggestion, u need to watch games b4 making a suggestion, How can Annan replace muntari, Annan is a defensive midfielder, muntari is an attacker, Annan dont have speed and skill to play as an attacking mid. Make good sugestion Dr.
  • festus says:
    January 24, 2012 08:03 am
    @lamb or who ever try n mind ur speech u cannot insult ma man.is inkoom a coach he is beta than john pantsil inkoom has help ghana alot
  • lamb says:
    January 24, 2012 10:48 am
    hahaha please tell them for me
  • dr edusei. chicago says:
    January 24, 2012 05:06 am
    excellent selection. good strong midfield. everybody from midfield to striker can score. Annan can replace muntari if he gets tired and kwodjo asamoah or badu can move forward.
  • kindy-blitz nana boadu derickson says:
    January 23, 2012 05:05 pm
    this is not time to test players, inkoom has been an unused player in recent times at Dnipro and besides, we've a natural left in the team, so what again? I think the left back position is for massawudu and opare.Even lee addy can play dat position well than inkoom.what Inkoom? Masa y'ani abre o! Plavi open ur eyes!pErIod
  • Troy BOATENG says:
    January 23, 2012 05:06 pm
    The coach knows better. Lets all support and watch him do his thing. No interferences and if he fails then we can complain. But I see the stars making it to the top. Go Black stars. Whether inkoom or whoever we will still win.
  • Adazu M says:
    January 23, 2012 05:07 pm
    That is Massawudu's position but he still seem 2 figit. Opare shud start.
  • IJahMan says:
    January 23, 2012 05:08 pm
    inkoom dont any problem where he will play as far as he will get to play is all that matter to him. when plays he give all his heart out thats most important.
  • atiao says:
    January 23, 2012 05:25 pm
    I am not the coach but if i happened to be the coach this would have been my starting 11 for tomorrows opener against Botswana 1. adam kwarasey 2. john paintsil 3.samuel inkoom 4. john boye 5. john the rock mensah 6. anthony pablo aimer annan 7. jordan enfant terrible ayew 8. emmanuel nikanika agyemang badu 9. asmoah the baby jet gyan 10. sulley ali hajia kande muntari 11. andre rami the next african best dede ayew. i wish the black stars the very best as as they attempt to win the nations cup for the fifth time
  • sabarto (u. k) says:
    January 23, 2012 05:49 pm
    what time is the match?
  • sabarto from uk says:
    January 23, 2012 05:52 pm
    pls.what time is match?
  • Addai thomas says:
    January 23, 2012 06:00 pm
    Plz coach play tagoe as a stryka n abu as a left back
  • lè shaq says:
    January 23, 2012 06:17 pm
    Funny lineup from atiao, it not the players though but their nick name u've given..lol
  • Sammer, 9ja says:
    January 23, 2012 06:48 pm
    Hope the gaffer picks the best squard 4 the match.
  • benito says:
    January 23, 2012 06:58 pm
    opare i a minus to that posiition
  • tzooh says:
    January 23, 2012 07:37 pm
    if i were the coach, this will probably be my line up: kwarasey(gk), inkoom(rb), john mensah(df),jonathan(df), opare(lb), badu(cm), muntari(cm), ayew (lw), kwadwo asamoah (rw), jordan ayew(cf), gyan (st).
  • MANYA says:
    January 23, 2012 09:19 pm
    Guys its happening live once again. moro Ghana vs Botswana..shout out loud for the man Dependable Bulwark(Jonathan Mensah)..go gh go black stars, go BULWARK!
  • seth says:
    January 24, 2012 01:09 am
    They haven't done anything yet and you are giving them unecessary titles and praises.Every ACN ,people like you start to over praise them,only for them to be disappointed.Please stop this nonsense and in future as well.Ghanaians think, they have won ACN before the competition starts.Remember that there are no mugs in this competition.
  • Lord Dennig says:
    January 24, 2012 01:31 am
    Indeed funny. I love the nikanika title for Badu. The ever energized Badu. Hopefully he can mill some corn tomorrow. I would rather have Andre Ayew play in the number 10 position or occasionally interchange with Sulley Muntari
  • lamb says:
    January 23, 2012 10:08 pm
    WHERE WAS INKOOM WHEN WE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE LEFT BACK?THIS INKOOM IS HE PAYING DE SALARY OF KWESIE APPAIH.HE IS IN EVERY BLACKSTAR CALL UP WHY? HE DOES NOT EVEN KNOW WHERE TO PLAY BY FORCE PLAYER.TODAY MIDFIELD 2MORROW FORWARDLINE NOW LEFT FULL BACK SHAME ON U KWESIE APPIAH
  • lamb says:
    January 23, 2012 10:11 pm
    NA BY FORCE?
  • Prettytony says:
    January 23, 2012 10:42 pm
    NOOOO Inkoom 's left foot is just for running