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2019 Africa Cup of Nations: Maxwell Konadu reveals difficulty in naming final squad ahead of tourney

Published on: 10 June 2019


Head coach of the Black Stars B Maxwell Konadu says it is difficult when informing players they have been dropped prior to the start of a tournament especially the Africa Cup of Nations.

Maxwell Konadu has had the experience of being on the sidelines of the Black Stars in three AFCON tournaments.

According to him selecting players for the tournament as well as communicating to those not selected for the main tournament is extremely difficult.

"It becomes very difficult when it gets to this stage of making your final squad for a tournament because, some players might be doing well at their various clubs but might not impress during training campings, he told AshhFM

"It is always difficult and not easy to tell players in the face that he's been dropped but as professionals,they accept the decision and move on", he added.

The former Asante Kotoko gaffer also explained that the coaches look at certain qualities before they name their final squad.

"In selecting the final squad for a tournament,we look at the players character,experience,team play,contributions and his influence in the team ahead of the tournament"

Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah has named his final squad ahead of the tournament


By Herbert Boakye Yiadom

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