Former Ghana international Frimpong-Manso has encouraged Otto Addo to make a harsh decision on Jordan Ayew, claiming that he cannot be trusted to lead the Black Stars’ assault ahead of the impending 2022 World Cup qualifier play-offs against Nigeria.
The Crystal Palace striker, who is now without a goal, was unable to score for Ghana in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Ayew is yet to score for the Black Stars since scoring against So Tomé and Principe in an Africa Cup of Nations qualification match in March 2021, despite scoring 18 times for the team.
“Our main problem is the attack, where Jordan Ayew has shown he can’t handle it, necessitating the need for the Black Stars coach to hunt for other options when we face Nigeria in our final World Cup qualifier,” Frimpong-Manso told the Graphic Sport.
“Our left-back position is also a source of concern,” he added, “and against Nigeria, who have sharp wingers, the coach must address that area holistically.”
“We need dependable defenders on our laterals to hold Nigeria’s wings, and based on the Black Stars’ performance in the AFCON, we need them now.” We need to take another look at our left-back and right-back positions, therefore we must do all possible to persuade Southampton’s Mohammed Salisu and Brentford’s Tarique Fosu to play against Nigeria.”
“The goalkeeping department, where Joseph Wollacott played below average in the AFCON, is another concern for the Black Stars.
“His performance in Cameroon demonstrated that he must make room for other goalkeepers, one of them being Richard Attah of Hearts of Oak. Razak Abalora should also be invited to join Attah if he is in good shape.”
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