As the time draws closer to the crucial game between Black Stars of Ghana and Super Green Eagles of Nigeria, Ghana’s interim head coach Otto Addo could get things wrong if proper measures are not put in place. Few days are left for the game to take place at the Cape Coast Stadium but Otto Addo is yet to officially announce his squad for the uphill assignment.
On record, Nigeria has announced the list of players who are believed to merit a call up to wear the green and white jersey. An early announcement of this nature helps coaches and players to be psyched up for the upcoming game. By now, the head coach, his assistants and players are settled as to who comes to play for the Senior National team. Having named the squad, the coach is in a better position to monitor the conditions of those players before they finally pitch camp next week, ahead of the epic World Cup qualifier.
In the case of Ghana, coach Otto Addo is yet to make known the number of players who deserve to represent Ghana in the final round of World Cup qualifiers. It is important - as part of the process - for call up to have been made public by now. This could have saved Otto Addo from unbearable pressure mounting as a result of who gets the chance of playing for the Black Stars of Ghana. In the immediate terms, host of players are rumored to have earned an invite to play for the Senior National team. Those rumors do not spell well for a team that aspires to win the two legged affairs and qualify for the global tournament.
The wait for the call up has the tendency of unsettling team’s itinerary psychologically. Those who will be invited ought to have been known by now to set the pace for an unambiguous objective of beating the West African neighbors for the sole slot for World Cup.
Otto Addo and his henchmen could make things worst for themselves with the delay in announcing the squad for the impending game. They ought to ensure whatever is supposed to be done for the list to officially make way into the public must be done in the next few days to prevent further problems that could be encountered by the team.
Right things must be done as soon as possible for Black Stars to enjoy a serene atmosphere before, during and after the game.
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