Former Ghana international Player Frimpong-Manso has backed Otto Addo to take a tough decision on Jordan Ayew because he cannot be relied to lead the attack of Black Stars ahead of the upcoming 2022 World Cup qualifiation play-offs against The Super Eagles Of Nigeria.
The 30 years Crystal Palace forward Jordan Ayew, who is currently experiencing goal drought failed to hit the back of the net for Ghana at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.
Despite scoring 18 times for the Black Stars, Ayew is yet to register his name on the scoresheet since scoring against São Tomé and Príncipe in an Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match in March 2021.
“Our biggest headache is the attack, where Jordan Ayew has proved that he cannot be relied upon to handle it, hence the need for the Black Stars coach to look for other options as we meet Nigeria in our last World Cup qualifier,” Frimpong-Manso told the Graphic Sport.
He added, “Our left back position is also a cause of worry, and against Nigeria, who have sharp wingers, there is the need for the coach to address that area holistically.”
“We need reliable defenders at our laterals to hold the wings of Nigeria, and based on the output of the Black Stars in the AFCON. We need another look at our left-back and right-backs, so we need to do everything to convince Southampton centre-back, Mohammed Salisu, and Brentford left-back, Tarique Fosu, to play against Nigeria.”
“Another weakness with the Black Stars is the goalkeeping department where Joseph Wollacott performed below average in the AFCON.
“His output in Cameroun showed that he has to give way to other goalkeepers, and it is Richard Attah of Hearts of Oak who readily comes to mind. If Razak Abalora is in form, he should also be invited to join Attah.”