Ex-Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah has stated risk-taking was a huge part of him during his days with the national team knowing he could get fired if things turn out wrong.
In terms of call ups, Kwesi Appiah introduced young new faces in every call-up as the nation was looking ahead in winning the AFCON trophy for the first time in over 30 years.
“For instance, if you fear to bring in new good players to replace the old players, you are not going to do the country well.
“Even in our last game against South Africa, I included eight debutants and I was [asked] ‘do you know your job is at stake?’
“But I took the risk that if we got eliminated, the country would benefit from the new talent introduced in the future.”
Kwesi Appiah got sacked in January this year and was replaced by assistant Charles Kwablan Akonnor, who is yet to play a competitive game with the Black Stars.