Bank roller of King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Grusah insists Dreams FC’s defender Philemon Baffour genuinely merits his call up into the Black Stars for the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations tournament.
The Caf 2021 U-20 Afcon winner, was named in coach Milovan Rajevac’s 30-man provisional squad for the AFCON which will be staged in Cameroon in January next year.
His inclusion in the team has since sparked massive debate in the Ghanaian media but many claim he shouldn’t have made the cut.
However, Alhaji Grusah speaking on Kumasi-based Akoma FM said:
“He is the coach and knows the kind of players that can help him win the trophy, though I suggested Frank Acheampong to the technical team because he’s currently doing well in China but the coach feels he’s not needed now, so I’m only hoping all goes well so we win the Afcon this time.
“For Philemon Baffour, I have watched him severally, he’s a great player, and for Milo, nobody can influence him with selections, so I’m pretty sure he earned the call up based on merit and not because of the affiliation of Dreams FC to Kurt. For those complaining about him not getting selection during matchdays, is he the only player who sits on the bench? There are many players in similar situation, he will get his opportunity one day.
“For Kotoko supporters who are furious with the call-up, they have no basis, they are not the only team performing well in the league, or do they want Milo to call their two inform Cameroonian strikers?. He ended.
Goalkeepers: Joseph Wolacott (Swindon Town), Abdul Manaf Nurudeen (Eupen), Richard Attah (Hearts of Oak), Lawrence Ati Zigi (St. Gallen)
Defenders: Andy Yiadom (Reading FC), Philemon Baffuor (Dreams FC), Baba Abdul Rahman (Reading FC), Gideon Mensah (Girondins Bordeaux), Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Alexander Djiku (Strasbourg FC), Jonathan Mensah (Columbus Crew), Khalid Abdul Mumin (Vitoria de Guimaraes)
Midfielders: Baba Iddrissu (Real Mallorca), Edmund Addo (Sherif Tiraspol), Thomas Teye Partey (Arsenal FC), Mubarak Wakaso (Shenzhen FC), Mohammed Kudus (Ajax Amsterdam), Daniel Kofi Kyere (St. Pauli), David Abagna (Real Tamale United), Salis Abdul Samed (Clermont Foot)
Wingers: Abdul Fatawu Issahaku (Dreams FC), Samuel Owusu (Al-Fayha), Kamal Deen Suleymana (Rennes FC), Dede Ayew (Al Sadd SC), Joseph Paintsil (Genk)
Strikers: Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace), Richmond Boakye Yiadom (Beitar Jerusalem), Maxwell Abbey Quaye (Great Olympics), Felix Afena Gyan (AS Roma), Benjamin Tetteh (Malatyaspor)