Ex-Black stars defender, Emmanuel Asare calls for more competitive friendlies for Black stars ahead of World Cup qualifiers


Former Black stars defender, Emmanuel Asare has urged that the senior national soccer team get to play at least four to five competitive friendlies as part of preparations for the 2022 world cup qualifiers.

Speaking to SportsGh, the 1993 U20 Afcon winner opined that the Black stars gets involve with the big boys on the continent to prepare them enough for the huge task ahead.

“It’s always good to play friendly games. Playing a country like Morocco and Ivory coast is a step in the right direction and the best preparation for us.
I think we need 4 to 5 competitive friendlies to help us know how ready we are. It will help us know the competitions in the team and identify our weaknesses as well.”

“It will help most of the debutants to have a feel of the big games on the continental stage before the main tournament.”
This is an opportunity for CK Akonnor to assess their capabilities and we wish him the best of luck.
There are a lot of good local players in his squad and i believe if given the chance, they will deliver on any day”, he added.

Emmanuel Asare featured for the Black Starlets, Black Satellites, Black Meteors and the Black Stars. He was a member of the U20 squad that won the 1993 African Youth Cup in Mauritius and played in the 1993 FIFA Under 20 in Australia.

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