Mauritania friendly is audition for AFCON squad - Kwesi Appiah

Mauritania friendly is audition for AFCON squad - Kwesi Appiah

Head coach of the senior national team, Kwesi Appiah has hinted that the Black Stars friendly match against Mauritania on Tuesday, March 26 will form the basis for selection of his squad for the 2019 AFCON tournament in Egypt.

According to the coach, he will use the game against Mauritania to observe some players and make a final decision on his final squad for the AFCON.

From the start, I kept saying that the games against Kenya and Mauritania would be used to assess some of the players I am not 100 percent sure of. We are going to the AFCON and so, it is important that we know the player we will pick.

Mauritania friendly is audition for AFCON squad - Kwesi Appiah

Black Stars coach, Kwesi Appiah. Source: CAF.com
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“This is the last time I will be calling players and it is important that we bring in some new strikers so we decide whether they are better than the ones we have. Some of the players have featured against Kenya and others will play on Tuesday and I will make sure they play so we can take a decision on them,” he told the media.

The Black Stars beat Kenya on Saturday, March 23, 2019 in the final round of AFCON qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Ghana scored an 81st minute goal, courtesy, debutant Caleb Ekuban.

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Ghana has been placed in Pot 1 for the AFCON draw and they have Egypt, Tunisia, Cote d’Ivoire, Cameroon and Senegal for company.

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