Ghana’s deputy coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani praised Dennis Korsah, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and others for showing commitment to the national team and also called on the football community to keep on supporting the Black Stars.
Didi wants to send a clear message to everyone, players and fans to be united and help the management to build a formidable team for the future.
Ghana hosted Madagascar weeks ago in the AFCON qualifiers, played at Angola against Central African Republic before jetting off to participate in the just ended Kirin Cup in Japan where Hearts of Oak duo Dennis Korsah, Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and other players made their Black Stars debut.
Prior to the tournament, Bristol City’s Antoine Semenyo had also tasted his first national team game at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium against Madagascar but was dropped due to injury.
Coach Didi Dramani was impressed with the team’s commitment towards the qualifiers and the Kirin Cup as they beat Chile 3-1 on penalties to secure the third place.
The Black Stars deputy manager called it a good phase of preparations ahead of Ghana’s fourth World Cup appearance in Qatar.
Didi believes the players have adapted well to the increased tempo and will remain focused for the subsequent works before the World Cup.
“You can see that the players who reported have demonstrated high level of commitment. Both the old and the new ones showed that they have some love and also to help the country. As what our president said, everybody is part of nation building but not only those who are into governance,” Didi told Ghanasportspage.com.
“It was a good sign to have the old ones and have the blend of the younger ones; and even getting some their debut was very credible. We have a good future. Let’s keep supporting the team, give them the opportunity and push them so that we can build a very dynamic and consolidated squad for the future. It will also help to get backups in the absence of others. I think that this phase of preparations has helped us to see certain things even though there were difficulties, challenges but it has helped us to notice what we are supposed to do as coaches. It is good to get the opportunity to learn about something every time, it helps to see certain things in terms of challenges and what we are supposed to do. I think that it was a good first phase of preparations.” He stated.
In September, the senior national soccer team will return to play a double header against Angola in the 2023 AFCON qualifiers before the World Cup in November.
Ghana is holding unimpressive record of just 1 win, 4 defeats and five draws in ten games.