Newly appointed Inter Allies Coach Abdul Karim Zito says Ghana should forget about the FIFA world Cup in Russia and rather concentrate on rebuilding the national team, the Black Stars.
The former Dreams FC manager says the national team is in the transition period with the old faces fading away and new faces coming in.
According to Zito, the national should rather concentrate on building a team than can win the next Africa Cup of Nation rather than chase a world cup dream that is almost over for the country.
“One thing we should make peace of is that we are passing through a transitional era, and in transition results might not be consistent. For me we should forget the world cup and build a team for the future and for the 2022 World Cup,” he told Happy FM.
“In a nutshell, we are still in transition, those who used to play for the Blacks Stars are fading out because of the style,” he added.
“Just look at Nigeria, it happened to them, they went through a similar stage and at a point they struggled to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations. Came went through the same thing and even Ivory Coast had a similar situation,
“We are now in that stage so we have to let the players understand we are using the world cup qualifiers to prepare for AFCON 2019 and the future world cup. For me we just have to forget the world cup,” he concluded.
The Black Stars secured a first win in the qualifiers when they defeated Congo 5-1 in Brazzaville by still remain third behind Egypt and Uganda.
Egypt tops group E with 9 points and Uganda follows with 7 points and Ghana with five points.
By Lukman Evergreen Mumin