Laryea Kingston wants GFA to associate ex-players to Black Stars ahead of WC

Laryea Kingston has urged the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to associate ex-players to the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

The Black Stars have been placed in Group H for the global showpiece together with Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea.

Ghana will open their World Cup by taking on Portugal before playing South Korea and then wrap up their group campaign with a clash with Uruguay.

“Yes, It’s very very necessary. You know when former players, when the current players see them around the team like Senegal did in the Nations Cup in Cameroon, you can see El Hadji Diouf, Khalilou Fadiga and all those people around the team, it’s a motivation to the young ones,” Kingston said as quoted by

“Not only them going there (World Cup), you attach ex-players that can add value to the squad in terms of former players that are into coaching. They can do opponent scouting  and bring feed back to the team. I think it works a lot.”

“Now modern football, opponent analysis is very very important. If you can pick two former players that are capable to scout opposing teams and bring the feedback to the team, I think it’s a plus to the team,” he added.

“Before you go and meet the opponent, you know everything about the opponent. You have a clear idea, the plan to tackle the opponent so I think it’s very important that they associate most of the former players not just former players but players that can bring value to help the team function.”



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