Kwesi Appiah looks on as Latif Blessing shines in US Open cup

Wednesday 12th July , 2017 11:23 am

Black Stars head coach Kwesi Appiah was inside the Children’s Mercy Park, home to Sporting Kansas City and Ghanaian attacking midfielder Latif Blessing.

His scouting trip coincided with Blessing grabbing a brace that propelled his side to the semi finals of the US Open Cup.

In a match where Sporting Kansas City dominated and eventually won 3-0 against Dallas FC, Blessing’s effort and influence shone through the entire duration.

Showing the energy and strength to score twice in extra time should be an interesting point of analysis for Kwesi Appiah.

The former Ghana Premier League top goal scorer and MVP was deemed unworthy of a national team slot under the Avram Grant regime in the run up to the 2017 Afcon in Gabon.

He might be the beneficiary of a Appiah’s willingness to offer spots to Ghanaian players who are excelling with their clubs while playing regular football.

Appiah stayed behind in the United States following two friendly matches against Mexico and the United States in order to observe some Ghanaian players currently playing in the MLS.

“I’m still in the States trying to monitor some other players here instead of returning home and embarking on that exercise later,

“In two weeks I’ll be able to monitor all the players,” he told Graphic Sports.

By:Benjamin Nketsia/citifmonline.com/Ghana