Former U-20 goalkeeper, Nana Bonsu has explained that the national team selections or call-ups don’t base on the form.
Ghana is expected to make alterations to their squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers play-offs against Nigeria, drafting in some new faces for the assignment as reported.
Rumor has it that Ghana coach Otto Addo will name his final squad for the decisive 2022 World Cup play-off against Nigeria in a few days to come.
While the Super Eagles boss Augustine Eguavoen has named his squad last week, Otto Addo is yet to announce his squad for the make-or-break clash.
Speaking ahead of the clash, the ex-AshGold star insists the call-up and the selections don’t base on performance but on how the coach trusts his players.
“The coaches know what they want and what to choose. Nobody can change it since the coach has appointed his players. From my point of view, I see it as those who will be given the call up are the ones the coach believes in them and also to help. You can’t say someone is doing well but they called the one who is not doing well. Maybe the coach has detected something in that person.” Bonsu explained to ghanasportspage.com
“If it is based on the performance then, for example, our seniors Sammy Agyei and Olele. I met Olele for the first time when Ghana was trying to qualify for the World Cup. I was also going to U-17 camp and at that time everybody knew Sammy Agyei was on form than Olele so he started some games in the qualifications but after making it to the World Cup Olele made the starting lineup ahead of Sammy Agyei following his splendid performance during some friendly games before the tournament. He demonstrated something good performance at the World Cup for everyone to see he is on the form.” He said.
The former Ghana U-17 shot-stopper has been an integral member of the Enugu Rangers team after joining back in 2016 and after a long spell with the Nigerian side, he is reportedly eyeing a possible return to the Ghana Premier League.