Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu has called on the Ghana Football Association [GFA] to strengthen the technical bench of the Black Stars ahead of the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations [Afcon].
The 33rd competition has been slated between January 9 to February 6, 2022, in Cameroon.
Ahead of the tournament, the astute politician who sees the bench of the senior national team as weak has called on the FA to include ex-players in the backroom staff.
Sports Minister, Ussif Mustapha on the floor of parliament on Tuesday called for a united front ahead of the continental showpiece.
Reacting to the latter’s comment, Haruna Iddrisu said, “Kudos for that but you know the problem, the team, the political leadership, the President, you and us we provide it everything for the national team but your technical bench is not good and strong enough and you must work on the technical bench and the use of the old Black Stars players you don’t appreciate it.
“There are many experience Black Stars players who want to play a role in supporting your technical bench to be successful regardless of where they come from or who they are seek to engage them to be able to support your technical bench,” he added.
Milovan Rajevac, who is the head coach of the Black Stars is deputized by Maxwell Konadu and Otto Addo.
The Black Stars will leave Ghana for Qatar to begin preparations for the Nations Cup on December 22.
Ghana are housed in Group C with Morocco, Gabon and Comoros.