World cup stage not all about tactics, systems – Yaw Preko

Ghanaian legend and Great Olympics gaffer, Yaw Preko has said success at the world cup tournament goes beyond tactics and systems deployed by coaches of their respective teams.

According to him, the passion and zeal of players contribute significantly to the success of teams at such tournaments.

Speaking in an interview with Metro Sports’ Phil Jonny Quartey, Mr. Preko said Ghana should not rely solely on tactics going into the world cup.

“At times, the world cup stage is not about tactics or systems – it is about how hungry and mentally prepared you are as a player if you want to achieve something for Ghana,” he said.

The bronze winner for Ghana at Barcelona 1992 is very confident if the players invited by Coach Otto Addo show a bit of hunger and seriousness, Ghana could be rekindling the memories of the 2010 South Africa world cup experience.

The 48-year -old, also touched on the prospects of a domestic player being named in Otoo Addo’s 26-man squad ahead of the mundial scheduled to start later in November this year.

“It’s unfortunate the league (Ghana Premier League) is on break. If we do not take time, it may be on break before the world cup starts and that is not good for local players. Afriyie Barnie is doing well and deserves a call-up.”

Since the world’s football governing body, FIFA announced how much clubs will be pocketing from their players’ appearance at the world cup, calls from the football fraternity have risen for the Ghana Football Association to consider including some domestic players to enable them and their club’s nest from experiences the world cup is likely to provide.

Source: Victor Kwawu // Metro Sports

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