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Football | Afcon 2017

Ghana 'keepers' problems explained



Ghana's goalkeeping woes are traceable to mental weaknesses in the local league, says Josef Sarpong.

The veteran coach believes a lack of ambition exhibited by the goalkeepers in the league has fed into the Black Stars, who failed to keep a clean sheet during the Afcon 2015 qualifiers.

Ghana also used three different goalkeepers - Aduana Stars' Stephen Adams, former Orlando Pirates 'keeper Fatau Dauda and Spain-based Razak Braimah.

"The lack of competitiveness in our local league is a factor. If we are playing the local league and there is competition among the goalkeepers we can easily pick some of them for the national team," Sarpong, now coach of newly relegated top flight side Dwarf.

He recommended that Black Stars boss Avram Grant conduct goalkeeping trials and thorough scouting of the local football scene.

"The coach should be able to scout to enable more competition. If they can organise even a training session for the goalkeepers outside the team interest that will yield some benefit for us, but if we over rely on the foreign players and our local league is also inactive, then we are torn between the devil and the deep blue sea," he told Citi FM.



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