Tokyo 2020 qualifier: Adjoa Bayor believes lack of experienced players caused Ghana's exit

Published on: 09 October 2019

Former Black Queens skipper Adjoa Bayor believes lack of experience players resulted in Ghana’s exit from the Tokyo 2020 qualifier.

The Queens suffeered a 1-0 loss to Kenya in the return leg of the third round of the qualifiers at the Moi International Sports on Tuesday.

Speaking to Happy FM, Bayor says most the players are inexperience and do not have the mentally to represent the country at that level.

“I am saddened by the Black Queens defeat. The defeat was here because I noticed that the players didn’t play their hearts out for the nation", she said.

“Most of the players are inexperienced so clearly you could see that they are not matured enough to play for the Queens".

“I blame the technical team because they should have blend the youth with the experience ones but these young players are not mentally up there to play for the senior team”

She also proposed a new team to be set up for the Black Queens after this humiliating defeat to the Kenyans.

“The coach should go to the regions and select new players who are experienced and matured to blend with the current ones and prepare for the AWCON qualifiers”.

Bayor also asked why skipper Elizabeth Addo was dropped from the squad

“I don’t know why Elizabeth Addo wasn’t invited for the game. They always say that a player doesn’t respect because they stand up for their rights such things happened during our time. Apart from her, we have a lot of matured and experience players who can help the team”.

She urged Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo to select the right players for the tournament.