Former Ghana international Charles Taylor has attributed Ghana’s disqualification to 2018 African Nations Championship to be held in Kenya to poor selection by the technical handlers of Black Stars B team.
Ghana for the second time failed to qualify for the CHAN tournament following a disappointing 2-1 lost to Burkina-Faso son Sunday in Kumasi despite recording a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Ouagadougou.
According to the former Kotoko star boy favoritism and nepotism on the side of the Black Stars coaches hugely contributed to the country’s shambolic performance against their Burkinabes counterpart on Sunday.
Taylor, a member of Ghana’s squad that competed in the tournament’s maiden edition in Côte d’Ivoire feels players who could have won the game for Ghana were sidelined for the qualifiers hence Maxell Konadu’s charges failure to qualify for the finals.
Speaking on Kumasi based Metro FM, Charles Taylor stressed ”I think we failed to qualify for the tournament due to bad selection. The good players were sidelined and didn’t get invitation to represent their country”
He continued ”If you make bad selection this is the result you will get because the team on Sunday lack some qualities so we didn’t play any productive game to merit us qualification to the CHAN 2018. Our team didn’t have any good tackler so we allowed the Burkina team to play freely and that is what did the magic for them”.
” None of our midfielders tackled well in the game against Burkina. The game is not about passing only. You need tacklers”
He continued ”Our leaders are seriously spoiling our football in the country not that we have bad players in the Ghana Premier League there good players in the league but this is the case the good ones are called to the national teams. Imagine a player like Liberty Professionals Samuel Sarfo has been gets invitation to the senior Black Stars team but fails to start in the Black Stars B where else will you see this if not Ghana.