Ghana coach to publicly defend call-ups

Published on: 09 November 2011

By Ameenu Shardow

The Ghana FA will be considering suggestions to have Coach Goran Stevanovic put a public defense of his call-ups to the national team.

There has been public uproar following the Serbian trainer’s decision to leave out Jordan Ayew in particular for next week’s games with Sierra Leone and Gabon.

The 20-year-old has churned out impressive performances for Marseille where he has been given a run of games lately and this many Ghanaians believe is ample reason to hand him a call.

But Ghana FA President Kwasi Nyantakyi who himself share the same sentiments say the coach is always made to defend his call-ups but believes it will be better if he makes it public.

“I also asked the same question as to why some players were dropped but the coach was able to convince us beyound reasonable doubts when he was called in to defend his list,” Nyantakyi told GHANAsoccernet.com.

“It is a very strong suggestion which will be given serious consideration.

“It will provide more information which will immensely reduce and guide some of the comments made by the public,” he added.

Comments

  • texas
    says: 8 years ago
    I cannot agree more. The fact is no matter how the coach goes in defending his call ups people will still complain about player call up as far as their favorite players are not called. Ghana has hundreds of very talented players but only a handful can be called to represent the nation at a given time and I think we should support the team, the players called at a given time, and the coach at the time. That is the only way to take pressure off them when doing battle for the nation. We cannot win trophies without taking such steps.
  • Mojahadine
    says: 8 years ago
    I believe the coach should have the sole responsibility with the help of his technical team to select the players they see fit to call. But for him to be asked or called upon to justify his selection just because some favorite players of Nyantakyi and the public are not selected is wrong and uncalled for. Nyantakyi does not justify his decisions to anyone on any issue nor does the public been asked to justify why they complain a lot in this forum. How can the coach do his job with straight mind if he is questioned or asked to justify his decision. Enough is enough. He has experience that is why he was given the job. USA
  • lamb
    says: 8 years ago
    I BEG BEFORE, I THOUGT THIS BOY BY HIS NAME ALONE WAS YAWA PLAYER.I WENT ON YOUTUBE TO WATCH THE DEREK ASAMOAH hE IS A COMBINATION OF MAHAMA ACQUAH/POLO/PETER LAMPTEY COMINBED WE WILL NEVER MISS KPB SOGA GO SOGA COME, THANK U GORAN WHERE DID HE FIND THIS BOY GOD BLESS U GORAN
  • lamb
    says: 8 years ago
    GOOD TASTE GORAN U LIKE DRIBLERS THIS IS A MASTER DRIBILER I CHALLENGE KPB TO WATCH THIS MATCH DEREK ASAMOAH IS THE NEW POLO WAWOOO
  • Jay
    says: 8 years ago
    there was no reason to drop BOakye Yiadom! ZERO NONE!!!!
  • chaleboii
    says: 8 years ago
    i agree a 100%!
  • chaleboii
    says: 8 years ago
    who said he was dropped? He was never called up. besides he was called up for the U-20 friendly for today and saturday....now he is injured
  • Agaga
    says: 8 years ago
    Thumbs up Prez. Thats a great idea.
  • MUSAH
    says: 8 years ago
    THE REAL FACT IS PRINCE TAGOE CANNOT BE COMPARED TO JO AYEW AS AT NOW. JO AYEW IS RED HOT. HE HAS THE PACE THE TRICKERY AND THE DESIRE TO SUCCEDD. HE CERTAINLY IS BOUYING IN CONFIDENCE AND ALL THE COACH COULD DO IS NOT CALL HIM? I LET U MY FRIENDS READINF SOCCERNET KNOW THAT THIS ACT WILL BREAK THE SPIRIT OF YOUNG PLAYERS.
  • Anas-salaga
    says: 8 years ago
    Prince tagoe ahead of J Ayew? God save ghana football. As for KPB, well...!
  • maka
    says: 8 years ago
    Goran didnt find Derek Asamoah. Derek was invited 3 years ago...wasnt given ample time to impress like Nana Akwasi Asare...and then was branded as useless! But u see, Ghanaians always forget that players can pick up form or dip in form over the years; so its about time we stop making some player positions a bonafide property of others when we clearly see that there are other players who are in-form at the a particular time. No player must be guaranteed a position - even Asamoah Gyan or captain John Mensah...not to mention Paintsil et al!
  • Shaun
    says: 8 years ago
    Isaac Vorsah called up? Someone correct me,... He should not be in this squad as he is suspended literally for the group stages of the AFCON,...Jonathan Mensah and John Boye could have been called.
  • Denizz
    says: 8 years ago
    Shaun, both jonathan Mensah and John Boye are injured. Good old John Mensah is also down with illness.
  • Kwaku danso
    says: 8 years ago
    Wat dd jo ayew do wen he was calld by akwasi appiah against sudan in kumasi. Lets gv others d chance. If u thnk u r coach go nd find urself a team nd stop talkn rubbish.
  • kobby
    says: 8 years ago
    I am shocked and surprised.Is nyantakyi the prez of GFA or a coach cum technical director. This coach should be careful about the machinations of the GFA officials.I rest my case
  • danny alvez
    says: 8 years ago
    if we have seen jordan play in the brazilian game,how many times did we see agyeman badu playing for the bs when he was even a bench warmer.how many times have we seen adiyiah,lee ady and tagoe playing for the bs.how can a star like jo ayew who is paying in the champions and needs more experience from the bs has been ignored,and yet the fa will come and tell us that they r helping build young talents,rubbish.we r not children nyantankyi
  • Shaun
    says: 8 years ago
    thanks Denizz,..we could then hv tried other central defenders. All the best to the team though.
  • Ghanas Son
    says: 8 years ago
    Very good comment! I however support the team irrespective of whether I like the choice of the coaches or not. I only want to know what still merits Prince Tagoe's call ups??? I can't wait for the coach to defend that publicly.