After sealing an Afcon ticket yesterday, following a 1 - 1 draw with South Africa, the Black Stars of Ghana will honor their last group game against São Tomé and Principe, at the Accra Sports Stadium on Sunday.
Could this be the best shot for local players to dominate the line up and exhibit their worth?
In the game against South Africa, the decision by Black Stars head coach C. K. Akonnor to field some local representatives was met with mammoth satisfaction and laudation.
They got the game under control and delivered to the best of their abilities. They took charge of their respective positions, played cautiously and left little space for any criticism.
This overall output sailed above average.
With Black Stars set for another assignment, which to many, is seen as a mere formality, there will be the need for local players in the team to dominate the starting eleven.
Those who started yesterday’s game could be joined by their colleagues to play and show their readiness for competition and what they can offer when the going gets tougher.
Razak Abalora could be allowed to keep his position, nonetheless, Under-20 Afcon winner Danlad Ibrahim could be in charge against São Tomé and Principe.
At left full back, Imoro Ibrahim could also be handed a starting berth for a better assessment.
Abdul Ganiu, who emerged as one of the brightest spot for the team in South Africa, may also maintain his position.
In midfield, Gladson Awako of Accra Great Olympics, should be given the chance to enjoy a playing time on Sunday.
In attack, Kwame Opoku, unlike how he was deployed yesterday, must drift into the center part of attack and pounce on opponent with his scoring charms.
Once qualification has been achieved, there is every reason to field more local players against São Tomé and Principe on Sunday.
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