Ghana gaffer Chris Hughton says he’s not concerned about criticism surrounding Ghana captain Andre Ayew’s call-up for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Central African Republic.
He says he knows what he wants from every player from youngsters to the experienced ones going into the crucial game aga Central African Republic on Thursday afternoon at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
According to him, Ayew brings a lot of experience to the team which is very important for team building and for the crucial game which could decide Ghana’s participation in the next AFCON.
“Growing perception is not something that means too much to my point of view as the head coach,” Hughton told Asaase Radio.
“It’s about the squad that I want and the reason for each player to be in the squad. What is the perception outside? I don’t know. This is not my concern.”
“What I have to do is to pick a squad that is made up of young exciting players and much more experienced players.
“There will always be, in the general public, a lot of debate about who should be in the squad and who shouldn’t.
“We are knowledgeable about the amount games that he has played and we also know what he means to the squad. He is out captain; I know what he gives the squad.”