Ghana national team coach Kwesi Appiah has challenged Harambee Stars to build a team without key players ahead of Saturday’s 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) Group “F” qualifier at Kasarani stadium.
Appiah said Kenya missing captain Victor Wanyama shouldn’t cause an alarm in camp adding they are not rejoicing in his absence.
He shares that unknown players, given chance, can be a threat than the regular stars.
Vice-captain David “Calabar” Owino, striker Jesse Were are also out injured, while defender Brian Mandela and winger Ayub Timbe are suspended.
“I know him (Wanyama) but for someone you don’t know can give you some headache, personally and you the media guys, we should move away from this perspective of sticking to one team for years because the more you stick to it the more you destroy the next eight or ten years,” he told journalists on Friday before their final training session at the match venue.
He added: “It’s important to bring new young players, give them opportunities rather than having one stronger team for years, that way, how will you be able to manage young upcoming players? You should give the coach room to bring in some new blood,” offered Appiah.