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Ghana to end row with Kwarasey ahead of 2015 AFCON

"Ghana’s coaching staff will engage angry goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey "

Source: GHANAsoccernet

Posted on : Thu 20 Nov 2014

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Ghana’s coaching staff will engage angry goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey in talks to convince him to return to the Black Stars ahead of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Norway-based shot stopper will be courted by stand-in coach Maxwell Konadu and other officials to assuage him of him worries about his stint with the team at the World Cup in June.

However, Konadu who will remain the assistant coach of the Black Stars says a lot of tact is needed in addressing Kwarasey’s concerns as it is a sensitive matter.

Kwarasey turned down the chance to be part of the team for the qualifiers against Uganda and Togo this week following his absence since the tournament in Brazil.

He angrily lashed out at goalkeepers’ trainer Nassam Yakubu claiming he played the key role in his exclusion from the Ghana starting line up in the match against Germany and Portugal at the World Cup.

Despite his rejected for the invitation to arrive in Ghana for the talks with officials over his concerns, Konadu says they will continue to engage to goalkeeper to ensure his return to the side.

“We invited him to come just like we did for Gyan so we can sit and discuss the issue. I think he has some small issues to deal with that’s why he wasn’t able to make it,” Konadu told reporters.

“Kwarasey’s issue we need to tackle it very well, I think as a player he wants to play for his country I am sure of that.

“We are still talking and I think everything will be okay. He is not a difficult guy and will always want to come and play; we just have to do the right things to make sure that he comes back.”

Interim coach of the Black Stars Maxwell Konadu has confirmed that Kwarasey declined an invitation to play for the country in the final qualifying games against Uganda – last Saturday – and Togo.

The Norway-based keeper last played for Ghana when they played the United States in the opening game of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

He has since then failed to honour calls from the national team following his fallout with goalkeeper trainer Nassam Yakubu.

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