Former Ghana FA Vice President, George Afriyie believes that the Football Association have assembled a good technical team to beat Nigeria in the 2022 World Cup African qualifiers playoffs.
Ghana and Nigeria battle it out for a place in the 2022 World Cup to be staged in Qatar in November.
The first leg encounter comes off at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday while the second leg will be played four days time at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.
The Ghana FA, after the 2021 AFCON disappointing campaign, appointed a new technical team led by Borussia Dortmund assistant coach, Otto Addo with former Asante Kotoko coach, Didi Dramani, George Boateng of Aston Villa U-23 team as assistants.
Former Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion boss, Chris Houghton was appointed Technical Advisor to handle the Black Stars for this encounter.
According to Afriyie, this is the best technical team ever assembled by the Ghana FA. “If you look at the blend of the technical team, they have both coached and played at the highest level,” Afriyie told Happy FM on a monitored sports program on Wednesday.
“This is the best technical team assembled by the Ghana Football Association. This will help a lot.”
Afriyie further called on the Government to maintain the technical team even after the World Cup.
“I hope the government has the money, so, we can retain them for a longer period,” he remarked.
“Even the technical team put together has made the work easy. If you look at the blend, Otto Addo apart from being born in Germany is also a former player and now a German-trained coach.
“George Boateng is also a Ghanaian and has German and Dutch training. No doubt about Chris Hughton’s coaching expertise and Mas-Ud Didi Dramani needs no introduction in Ghanaian football.
“For the four to agree to work, we must commend the Ghana FA. We are far more advanced in terms of the technical area than the Nigerians,” Afriyie stated.
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