Former Ghana star Yaw Preko says all Ghanaian players plying their trade in the diaspora to come play for Ghana for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Côte d’Ivoire before thinking about the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.
According to him, Black Stars’ technical staff must use the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers as a warm-up for the 2022 World Cup.
Speaking in an interview with Peace FM, Yaw Preko advised that this time should be used to identify talent for the team.
He stated that foreign-based players who wish to join Ghana’s World Cup squad should be prepared to compete in the qualifiers.
“We’ve been linked with a lot of players. Those who want to go to the World Cup should be willing to play in the qualifiers. They should send them to Central African Republic, Angola and Madagascar.
“They want to play at the World Cup but we also need the AFCON and we must qualify first. We can use the qualifiers as preparations for the World Cup.”
“Let’s identify the talent we will send to the World Cup and use the qualifiers to prepare them for World Cup,” Yaw Preko told Peace FM.
Ghana will face Angola, Central Africa Republic and Madagascar for a place in the next AFCON tournament
The Black Stars will also compete in the World Cup in November, where they will face Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea