Former Black Stars captain and head Coach of Dreams FC CK Akonnor, has said Ghanaians are being too harsh on Aston Villa striker Jordan Ayew after criticising of poor performance in the Black Stars AFCON Group D opener against Uganda.
Ayew wasn’t impressive in Ghana’s 1-0 victory over the Cranes and Ghanaians feel the young man has had enough opportunities to prove his worth yet they see no improvement in him.
But speaking to Kumasi based Ultimate FM Akonnor said ”The criticisms aren’t fair. “I must admit that we are being too harsh on him [Jordan Ayew],”
“In the game, he was doing a lot of track back for his brother and try to reach Asamoah Gyan on several occasions.
”The concentration is on Asamoah Gyan so it was important that Jordan and Andre Ayew take advantage of that”.
“He was able to take men on when he moved to the right position. This is our first match and we won. We should look for areas to improve especially in our next matches not rather be on one player and criticize him,” he added.
The Dreams FC trainer however admitted Jordan was wasteful at times: “Yes I agree he messed up a couple of times but is normal. We should not blame him too much.”
Ghana after beating Uganda 1-0 on Tuesday next play the ‘Eagles’ of Mali on Saturday January 21.