Black Stars head Coach CK Akonnor, says it’s efficient to have all Ghana national teams adopting the same philosophy and style of play on the field.
According to him, there should be a similar running system across the various national teams, stating that is exactly what is done elsewhere in Europe.
He adds the practice makes movement from the junior teams to the Black Stars so easy.
Speaking to the Ghana FA media, Akonnor mentioned that there is the need for a system or platform for national team trainers to share ideas and help each other in their line of duty.
“We need to understand that we must have a set-up which each and every [national] team will follow from top to bottom.
So if you’re playing for instance 4-3-3 or 4-3-2-1, [system that] the Meteors used during the 2019 Africa U-23 Cup of Nations, the journey [of players] to the top will not be long. We must have that understanding because that is what they do out there,” he told the Ghana FA media.
“[National team] coaches must have a relationship so that we can share ideas. We should be able to share ideas because I don’t know it all, they also don’t k now it all. We need to help each other. And that is a barrier in-between the coaches, it’s a fact.
“I am open. I want a situation where the national set-up will have that bond in terms of tactical play. Before I got into the national team, I was in the Under-20. Otto Pfister saw me in an international match. The following week he called me into the Black Stars because there were similarities in the style of play and what he needs and it was easier.” he added.
The former Ghana international was named as new coach on 15th January, 2020.