Hafiz Konkoni did not play against Madagascar due to technical reasons - Bechem United spokesman Gyasi Atuahene

Published on: 05 July 2023

Bechem United spokesman Emmanuel Gyasi Atuahene reveals technical reasons behind Hafiz Konkoni's absence in Black Stars' goalless draw against Madagascar.

Emmanuel Gyasi Atuahene asserts that Chris Hughton, the head coach of the Black Stars, left Hafiz Konkoni out of the matchday squad due to technical considerations.

Konkoni was on the same team as Kwasi Okyere Wreidt, Andre Ayew, and Jordan Ayew. He was not, however, picked for the matchday squad for the important encounter.

Black Stars' inability to beat Madagascar away means the final group game against the Central African Republic is a do-or-die affair. The Black Stars will take on the Central African Republic on September 4.

"Per the conversations that I had with the player- Konkoni-, it was purely because of technical reasons so I think it was a decision by the head coach-Chris Hughton- and then that was it,” Atuahene said.

Konkoni scored 15 goals and assisted one in the 2022/23 Ghana Premier League season.