Tony Baffoe, Executive Secretary of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana and an old Black Star player said he has a lot of confidence in the new-look team being built by Coach Kwasi Appiah for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia.
The new-look Stars team includes seven home-based players who will be hoping to prove themselves if given the nod.
Tony Baffoe said the invited young players must learn and look up to their seniors as they serve the country.
"I have a lot of confidence in Kwasi Appiah's team but we must give them time as well as the necessary support. The young ones can look up to their seniors and learn from them as they all play for Ghana," he eaxpressed.
He advised the Stars to be united as ever and avoid individual differences by complimenting each other and also being transparent. He also called on the technical team to involve themselves in youth development and intense scouting, both locally and internationally.
"My advice to them is to stay united and not allow anyone to divide them and they must also complement each other and be transparent without seeking their individual interest," he said.
"The technical team must get involved in youth development and intense scouting in and outside the country which they are already doing and I am very happy about.
“Ghana needs a playing identity and philosophy and I know that Kwasi and his team are working on that," he said.
The new Black Stars has new faces on the Technical Bench, all old Stars. The Special Coordinator is ex skipper Stephen Appiah, who captained the team to the World Cup for the first time, Ibrahim Tanko, former Assistant Coach of the Indomitable Lions of Cameroun as Assistant Coach, Richard Kingston as the Goal Keepers Trainer and Maxwell Konadu also assisting and being in charge of the local players.
The appointment of experienced local stars has gingered fans to return to support the team after Israeli Avram Grant could not take the quality stars anywhere.
From Sammy Heywood Okine