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Stevanovic: "Emmanuel Baffour earned AFCON squad place on merit"

Published on: 15 December 2011

Ghana coach Goran Stevanovic has defended his decision to hand striker Emmanuel Baffour his first senior national team call-up.

The New Edubiase player, who has scored 11 goals in 11 Premier League games, was the only outfield local player to make the provisional 25-man squad for the tournament.

Baffour was a member of the Ghana Under-23 team who got eliminated from the 2012 London Olympics qualifiers.

Pundits say his scoring exploit could be a flash in the pan.

But the Serbian trainer says the 21-year-old fits the bill.

"Baffour is playing good and scoring goals and that is why I decided to call him," Stevanovic said.

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