Coach Otto Addo includedHearts of Oak star Daniel Afriyie-Barnieh and Augustine Okrah of Bechem United to the Black Stars squad for the 2023 AFCON qualification games against Madagascar and Central African Republic next week.
Shocking missing is in-form Ashantigold forward Yaw Annor, who has registered 16 goals in the on-going 2021/22 Ghana Premier League.
Yaw Preko praised Mas Ud Didi Dramani for scouting the local boys but admits Annor’s absence could be because of the controversy surrounding Ashantigold. Ashantigold are mixed up with a match-fixing scandal.
“For the two players (Barnieh and Okrah) they deserve it. For now, I think that Otto is not here. He is also working in Germany. I don’t know who is scouting for him. If Didi is scouting for him then this is what he saw as the best for now,” he told Original 91.9 FM.
“For Yaw Annor, I will give him that opportunity at any given time because he has played outside, he has played in Spain and he understands football per his form and also scoring but the problem is what is surrounding his team now. I will not be shocked if he earns a call-up for now because he has what it takes as a right-winger. He can do it. I like him because sometimes he reminds me of when I was playing. After all, he is a typical winger. He can do the crossing, he can score when he is playing,” he added.
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Ghana will host Madagascar in the first game in Cape Coast before travelling to Central African Republic for the second match.