Former Ghana Football Association Presidential aspirant, Amanda Akuokor Clinton has lamented Mubarak Wakaso’s exclusion from the Black Stars World Cup squad.
Wakaso who has 70 caps and 13 goals for the national team was snubbed by the head coach Otto Addo as he named his final 26-man squad on Monday.
“Definitely, I think Mubarak Wakaso could… and I’m a bit disappointed that he wasn’t added. He has the versatility and experience but overall it’s a pretty good team. We have Mohammed Kudus. He will be controlling Ghana’s midfield. Daniel Amartey will be crucial in defense. Andre Ayew, you know he won the U-20 World Cup and he’s been selfless representing the country so I think it’s a pretty strong team,” Amanda Clinton revealed in an interview with Ghanasportspage.com on Tuesday.
Having joined KAS Eupen in Belgium after a long-term absence from the field, he was aiming to make the final squad after returning to the national team for the Kirin Cup in Japan.
Wakaso appeared with the Ghana national team at the 2014 World Cup and five Africa Cup of Nations tournaments. He made his debut on 21 June, playing 22 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Germany in 2014.
Ghana will want to make the most of the 2022 World Cup after missing out on the 2018 edition.
New boss Otto Addo took charge during the country’s final push for qualification and got the team over the line as they held Nigeria to a 1-1 draw in the final round to clinch their ticket for Qatar based on away goals.
They will open the tournament against Portugal on November 24th before taking on South Korea and Uruguay in Group H.