Bashir Hayford, the former coach of Asante Kotoko, has offered valuable advice to Dreams FC and Medeama Sporting Club as they gear up for their upcoming CAF inter-club competitions.
Dreams FC will represent Ghana in the CAF Confederation Cup, while Medeama will compete in the Champions League.
During an interview with Mother FM, Hayford stressed the importance of both clubs considering player scouting in other African countries if they aim to excel in these continental competitions. He emphasized the significance of bolstering their squads with quality players from across the continent.
Hayford pointed out that successful African clubs often go beyond their national borders to recruit talent that can make a significant impact on their performance in continental tournaments.
Considering the historical challenges faced by Ghanaian clubs in previous African competitions, Hayford’s advice is aimed at helping Dreams FC and Medeama SC overcome these obstacles and make a mark in the tournaments.
To achieve better results, he urged both clubs to be proactive in identifying and recruiting talent from various African regions, just as other successful African clubs do.
“Our clubs perform poorly in Africa. Some were even eliminated from the preliminary round (just after two games)“
“They should put things in place and prepare well. It will be good for them to beef up their squad. If they want to perform well then they should start scouting players in Africa like other African clubs.”
Strengthening their squads with players from across Africa can potentially enhance their chances of performing well in the CAF competitions and bringing honor to Ghanaian football on the continental stage.