Former Ghana goalkeeper Abukari Damba says that the success of the Black Stars in next year’s AFCON in Equatorial Guinea hinges on how well new head coach Avram Grant can groom his squad before the commencement of the tournament.
Ghana’s group has already attracted the tag group of death after being paired with continent juggernauts Algeria, South Africa and Senegal.
“What I am looking at is preparation and more so the helm of affairs has been taken over by a new manager who will usher in a new regime.
He needs time to prepare and build a team so preparation will be important,” he stated.
According to him the task of moulding a successful system that would yield results was even more important than the personnel who would be invited to participate in the 30th edition of the AFCON.
“We are definitely going to have a change of direction as far as play is concerned because he is now going to map out how he wants his team to play and the players that he will use to aid him achieve his objectives.
You can assemble as many good players as possible but it is now about how to put your strategy into action,” he told one media house.
Abukari Damba has not hidden his desire to take over the goalkeepers trainer role of the Black Stars with current trainer Nassam Yakubu expected to vacate the position in the coming days.