Former Ghana striker George Alhassan believes none of the current Black Stars squad would have earned a spot in the 1982&1984 Ghana squad apart from Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey.
Ghana coach Charles Akonnor handed call-ups to six new players for the double header friendlies against Mali and Qatar.
The move saw the team whipped 3-0 by Mali in the first friendly before responding to the shambolic defeat with a resounding 5-1 victory over Asian Champions Qatar.
Many believe that the former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko coach have a long way to go despite the heavy win against Qatar.
Akonnor is hoping to end Ghana’s 38-year trophy drought having failed to win it in 1992, 2010 and 2015 after playing in the finals.
Alhassan, 64, who played a good role in Ghana’s triumph at the 1982 AFCON edition, has thrown his weight behind the clamours.
He says the current squad is one of the weakest in recent times, adding that none of them could have made the squad into the 82 and 84 squad with the exception of new Arsenal recruit Thomas Partey.
“None of the current Black Star players will make it into the starting line up of the 1982 and 1984 squad.”
“However, Arsenal’s Thomas Partey can make it onto the bench,” Alhassan stated on Angel FM.
The country last won its title in 1982 when they defeated host nation Libya 7-6 on penalties.