Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah impressed with Mubarak Wakaso, promises key future with Black Stars

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Ghana midfielder Mubarak Wakaso

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Mubarak Wakaso’s Black Stars comeback promises to be an everlasting one as Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah hails his discipline at training and his commitment and believes the Spain-based midfielder could be a key part of his new team if he continues on this newly found spirit.

The Deportivo Alaves midfielder had been ignored by the Black Stars coach after taking over from Avram Grant with many questioning the rationale behind dropping the hardworking midfielder.

But Wakaso was handed recall ahead of Ghana’s 2018 World Cup qualifier with the Egypt, a match many bookies including www.online-betting.org predicting a victory for the Black Stars in the match in played in Cape Coast.

And the manager has lauded the midfielder for his level of commitment since rejoining the team.

“He’s been impressive so far and I think he is up for the task. He doing so well and that is good,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com

“He’s committed, training very well, shows a lot of discipline and I have had no complains about him.

Coach Appiah explained that top form is not the only criteria with which he invites player into the national team as he considers discipline and commitment as key components too.

“For me I don’t only look at the performance of the player on the field but also his commitment level, discipline, punctuality at training, readiness to play and whether he’s a team player and ready to play for me.

With these traits, Wakaso could be a key member of the ‘New Black Stars’ as the coach hints.

“If he (Wakaso) continues like this, he can be one of the players I’ll be looking at next year,” he added.

Ghana will take on Egypt on Sunday afternoon at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium and Wakaso is likely to start for the Black Stars.

By: Sheikh Tophic Sienu @desheikh1 on twitter

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