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Otto Addo explains why he didn’t pick these top players



Ghana head coach Otto Addo has told players left out of his 26-man final squad for the 2022 Qatar World Cup ‘it is part of football’ that not every player can be in the squad.

Joseph Paintsil, Majeed Ashimeru, Jeff Schlupp, and Mubarak Wakaso were among the notable players left out of the team when it was revealed on Monday.

Due to injuries sustained while playing for their club sides, goalkeepers Joseph Wollacott and Richard Ofori, as well as midfielder Iddrisu Baba, were unavailable for selection.

Otto Addo expressed his compassion for the players who were left out of the final roster.

He claimed that he had to make some difficult decisions in order to have a balanced squad for the competition.

“I want to have a well-balanced team and sometimes this brings me to difficult decisions. There were some very close decisions and I’m very sorry to those who couldn’t make it to the team due to injuries or due to my decision,” he said.

Otto Addo stated that he chose a team he believed would be competitive in Qatar since he was fully aware of the task at hand.

“Surely, I have the last word because I know how I want to play. It’s a pity but this is football and this is the job I took, and I have to do it well. I have to do everything well just to serve the country and to bring the best possible squad onto the pitch.”

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