Controversial sports presenter Patrick Osei Agyemang, popularly known as Countryman Songo, believes the Black Stars will fail to qualify for group stage at the Qatar 2022 World Cup under Otto Addo.
The Black Stars are in a tough group alongside Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay at the World Cup in Qatar.
According to him, the Black Stars team needs a better coach than a “trainer scout” who is still learning the profession and improving his CV.
Ranting on his popular show with the theme “Fire for Fire”, Countryman Songo predicted defeats for Ghana in all three group matches over poor selection of players made by coach Otto Addo and his technical team.
“ You are going to the World Cup with a trainer scout as a coach whose main idea is to defend before games and you want to succeed in the World Cup,” Songo said, as quoted by Ghanaweb”
“Otto Addo’s main concern is to defend and he will be happy to play 20 games and draw all of them. We are going to lose all the three games, Portugal will beat us 4-0, Korea will win 3-0 and Uruguay will send us home with a 6-0 win. You can’t say the score lines are strange because even Brazil was beaten 7-1 by Germany”.
Ghana coach Otto Addo announced his 26-man squad for the tournament on Monday, with Inaki Williams, Thomas Party and captain Andre Ayew leading the squad
There are also debut call-ups for Abdul Salis Samed, Danlad Ibrahim and Kamal Sowah, while Hearts of Oak’s Daniel Afriyie Barnieh is also included.
However, some big names also missed out on the squad for the World Cup due to one reason or another.
Goalkeepers Jojo Wollacott and Richard Ofori have been ruled out of the tournament due to injuries, but the likes of Jeffrey Schlupp and Joseph Paintsil were also not included despite their impressive form at club level.
Meanwhile, after coach Otto Addo shortlisted the 26-man squad, many Ghanaians weighed in on whether the team was strong enough to participate in the tournament.
Stonebwoy, a musician, also expressed his disappointment that the GFA has been unable to choose the right and deserving players rather than accepting bribes from them.