Head coach of the Black Stars Kwesi Appiah has explained why he started Kwadwo Asamoah from the bench in Ghana’s defeat against Kenya last Saturday.
The Inter Milan left-back was a late substitute in the defeat against the Harambee Stars after failing to recover from a knock.
Several pundits have questioned why Asamoah was not picked in the starting line-up.
“You see, I don’t play with names, I play with players who could be fit at a particular time. And Kwadwo being on the bench does not mean he is not a good player” Kwesi Appiah is reported to have said after the game.
“He is one of the best players but, under circumstances we had to put some players in to start, then he comes on” he added.
Nicholas Opoku’s 40th minute own goal handed the Harambee Stars a narrow win in the AFCON qualifier on Saturday.