Black Stars: Door not closed to players like John Boye, CK Akonnor reveals
Black stars head coach Ck Akonnor has revealed that the door is not closed to players like John Boye despite being omitted from his first national team call-up.
Akonnor announced his squad for this month’s AFCON 2021 double header with Sudan and absent from the list includes Boye, who despite his wealth of experience in the national team has been very consistent at club level with FC Metz.
The 32 year old has been a regular feature in the Metz squad in the French top flight this season and even captained them to a crucial away win against Nicholas Opoku’s Amiens SC last weekend.
Responding to a question about Boye’s absence, C.K Akonnor noted that Boye still has a chance to be part of future call-ups.
He said “John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Harrison (Afful) and the rest, I respect them, you know I have been a player before and I know what they’ve done for this country and if the need be for them to come into the team, they will.”
Akonnor explained that he decided to settle with a chunk of the squad that played that honored Ghana’s last assignment against South Africa and Sao Tome which was very successful, hence the omission of players like John Boye.
“I made mention of the squad that played the last time, this is my first time, I don’t want to change things too much…John Boye and the rest, they are important, their time will come” he concluded.
Ghana hosts Sudan on March 2 at the Cape Coast stadium before facing them away 3 days later.