The coach of the Black Meteors, Ibrahim Tanko, expressed confusion as to why striker Felix Afena-Gyan failed to join the team for the U23 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers.
Tanko had personally spoken with the player’s agent multiple times, who claimed that the Italy-based forward was not prepared to play for Ghana’s U23 team.
“I did my list and added Afena. I don’t know why he is not here. I personally spoke to his agent about four times and he told me the boy is not ready,” Coach Ibrahim Tanko told the press in Kumasi.
Despite Tanko’s desire for Afena-Gyan to be on the squad for the two games against Angola, the team managed to qualify with a 2-1 aggregate victory using the available players.
Tanko disclosed this information to the press in Kumasi.