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Zakaria Fuseini better than Habib Mohammed - Inter Allies coach Tony Lokko

By Vincent Ashitey
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Inter Allies coach Tony Lokko believes Berekum Chelsea defender Zakaria Fuseini should have been handed a Black Stars invite ahead of Habib Mohammed.

According to the trainer, Fuseini have been remarkable in the ongoing Ghana Premier League and deserves a national team call up than Asante Kotoko defender Habib Mohammed.

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Four local players made CK Akonnor maiden Black Stars call up for the Sudan clash. The quartet includes Hearts of Oak goalkeeper Richard Attah, AshantiGold full-back Kwadwo Amoako, Asante Kotoko central defender Habib Mohammed and Aduana Stars striker Yahaya Mohammed.

"The only local centre back defender who I believed should have been included in the squad is Zakaria Fuseini. I am surprised by his exclusion because he is someone who has a bright future and we need to nurture him." 

"He has performed very well in the ongoing league. For me, I would have preferred Zakaria Fuseini to Habib Mohammed."

Commenting on the three goalkeepers invited for the said matches Tony Lokko said Medeama's shot-stopper Eric Ofori-Antwi merited a Black Stars call up than Hearts of Oak's Richard Attah.

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"Although I am not a goalkeepers trainer I believe Medeama SC goalkeeper, Eric Ofori-Antwi is far far better than Hearts of Oak SC Richard Attah," Lokko told Happy FM.

"Why am I saying so, Ofori has gone through the mill from under 20, 23 and he is also a regular with Medeama and his performance this season is top-notch."

"So I was of the view he will get the nod ahead of Hearts of Oak's Richard Attah."

Akonnor on Tuesday, March 3 announced his 23-man squad for the upcoming AFCON 2021 qualifying matches against Sudan later this month.