Head Coach of Ghana’s Black Star B Maxwell Konadu has given reasons why players were deployed to play at unusual positions in Thursday night’s encounter 2-0 win over Guinea in the WAFU tournament.
The local Black Stars’ triumph over the Syli Nationale at the Cape Coast Stadium put them on top of Group A as the first game of the group between Mali and Nigeria ended in a goalless draw.
Thomas Abbey played at left back, an unfamiliar position for the player, who has been on top form for his team, Hearts of Oak, this season. Other players came on and played at different positions.
In the post-match press conference, Coach Maxwell Konadu explained why his players were seen in uncommon positions.
“At least every player in this team can play two or three positions,” he said.
“They were carefully selected because we know that we are representing only 18, for that matter we had to go for players that can play multiple positions.
“So, I think it will not end here you will see players playing in unusual positions in the coming matches. When fatigue and other things set in you have no option than to try players elsewhere than where they are familiar with.”
By Samuel Amoesi|Onua 95.1FM|3news.com|Ghana