Black Stars Management Committee member, Jones Abu Alhassan, thinks the replacement of Baba Rahman for Frank Acheampong could be the weakest link in the team as Ghana comes up against Mali on Saturday in the ongoing AFCON in Gabon.
Coach Avram Grant substituted Rahman for Acheampong when he injured his knee during the Group D opener against the Cranes of Uganda which Ghana won by a lone goal.
Acheampong’s introduction in the match raised many technical debates but Alhassan believes his offensive characteristics will affect Black Stars play.
“Speaking for myself I do not think personally Acheampong is the best option for Baba Rahman for left back because Andy Yiadom who plays for Barnsley is the best option. Frank is not defensive minded and alternatively Harrison Afful could be shifted to save the situation and Yiadom takes over the right back role”, he told Starr Sports.
The Black Stars will take on Mali in the second group game on Saturday January 21 at 16:00GMT (4:00PM).