11 January 2013

Ghana: Afcon 2013 - 'GFA Should Concentrate On Scouting Players' - Augustine Ahinful

Former Ghana international Augustine Ahinful is putting it before the Ghana Football Association to intensify scouting on opponents ahead of this month's Nations Cup.

Augustine Ahinful who serves as a member of the FA's technical committee revealed on Saturday's Joy Sports link that he didn't have any informations relating to the arrangements made by the FA for looking out on Ghana's opponents which is the Group B.

"I really don't know if there is any scouting in place because I haven't heard anyone going to spy on the Nigerians, the Malians or the Congolese. It will cost us some money but we need to do the scouting if really we want to achieve results. It is not all about leaving everything in the hands of the coach, thinking he knows it all. "

Twelve days to the start of the 29th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations, in South Africa, Ghana FA has been silent on preparation strategies for Ghana's group B opponents, Mali, Niger and DR Congo.

However, reacting to Ahinful's comments, the Ghana FA's executive Committee Member, George Afriyie, replied saying "arrangements had been made for scouting". Though he did not mention the appointees, George Afriyie confirmed that two individuals had been tasked with the responsibility of gathering information on Black Stars' opponents.

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