Ghana assistant coach Ibrahim Tanko has reiterated that their intention to rebuild the Black Stars is spot on despite the calling-up of veterans in the last selection.
Some of the Black Stars players called-up for the clash against Kenya, where Ghana lost 1-0 in Nairobi, were veterans which has raised questions regarding the direction of the team following Coach Kwesi Appiah's initial which is about revamping the squad with young players.
27-year old Daniel Opare, 27-year-old Majeed Waris, 31-year old John Boye, 32-year old Harrison Afful were the notable players who are believed to have gone past their peak.
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"The direction of the Black Stars has not changed," Ibrahim Tanko told Goal.
"Afful was there because Lumor was not there and we needed two players for both positions.
"Opare was there and we also had Yiadom who played his best game for the Black Stars at left back at the 2017 Afcon against Burkina Faso. So we have not diverted from the direction.
"All those invited deserved to be there."
Ghana will seek to recover from the Nairobi setback with a home game against Sierra Leone in October.