Technical Director of the Ghana Football Association(GFA), Bernard Lippert admits that there has been too many changes in the Black Stars playing squad which does not augur well for the team.
The German national was appointed as the technical director of the Ghana Football Association in October 2020 but says they has been a lot of players handed call ups which makes it very difficult for team building.
He took over from long serving Francis Oti Akenteng who handled the role for more than a decade.
According to the German they are in the process of selecting players and says Ghana has a lot of more than 50 and the technical team must narrow it down to between 25-30 to prepare for the AFCON tournament/
“[My time with the Black Stars] is honestly too short to judge everything now after just five months. We are still in the process of selection,” Lippert told Citi Sports.
"We have a lot of players, I think more than 50, and it’s time to finish the selection process and concentrate on a squad of 25 to 30 players and really prepare them tactically and in group tactics to make the team really strong,"
“We played almost every match with a different squad and this, in my opinion, was maybe a little bit too many changes because we changed too often," he added.
"But at the end of the day, it was also necessary to find out the best players. We have a new coaching staff so we also will love to get used to them and find a final squad.”
However before the AFCON, the Black Stars must first clear 2022 World Cup qualifications, with their first set of two games scheduled against Ethiopia and South Africa next month.
"From now onwards, it’s not going to be about trials again. We’re not going to be picking players from somewhere unless there’s something dramatic, for which we’ll need to do that," Akonnor said after Ghana's last match, a 3-1 home win over Sao Tome and Principe in the Afcon 2022 qualifiers in March.
"The chunk of players that we have, I think it’s fair to say that we can work hard with them and try to change the attitude of the team, have a better philosophy and move forward.” he ended.