Ghanaian coach Bashiru Hayford has advised Otto Addo to select his Black Stars squad based on merit and that no one should have an automatic spot.
Otto Addo is meant to select his final 26-man squad on 14th November ahead of the 2022 World Cup.
Speaking in an interview on Accra-based radio station Radio Gold Talk Sports he said, “It depends, it’s not about something being automatic, it’s just like it’s a competition. To me, any Ghanaian who is capable or who the handlers feel will be able to achieve what we have targeted should earn the call-up.
“You know we have our plans, we have our target and we want to assemble players to achieve that target for us and so it should be a competition, nothing should be automatic. If the management feels that the names you have mentioned are now ready for the Black Stars to achieve our aim why not but I don’t think anybody should be made an automatic choice for the national team, no, else we will spoil it.
“We should put a measurement there to see which people qualify, which people are capable to achieve our aim for us”, he added.
Ghana have been drawn in Group H with Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.