Veteran lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning has asserted that several of the Black Stars players who participated in the first half during Ghana’s hard-fought victory over Madagascar lacked fundamental skills in football.
Ghana produced a lackluster first-half performance in their 1-0 win over Madagascar in the 2026 World Cup qualifying match in Kumasi on Friday.
The four-time African Champions had to secure the win in the 95th minute through Inaki Williams, who made the switch from Spain.
Speaking to Kumasi-based Sompa FM, monitored by FootydreamsGH.com, the astute sports journalist indicated that the current Black Stars players lacked the technical skill that Ghanaian players possess, noting that the team would need a lot of changes in terms of personnel to be able to perform well.
“The truth is, some of our players don’t know how to play football. You could clearly see that some of the players were afraid of holding the ball. As a football player, you need to have some basic skills. I can say without uncertainty that a lot of the players who played in the first half didn’t have the basic skills of handling the ball, passing, positioning, and even physical strength,” Foh-Amoaning told Sompa FM.
“Ghanaian players are confident holding the ball, but yesterday you could see that the players were afraid handling it and were passing anyhow. They just don’t have that level of technical ability that Ghanaian players have. Maybe it’s because they were trained outside; that’s fine. The fundamental concept of football in Europe differs from that in Africa. But I always say we should take what we have, distill it, and make it better.”
The Black Stars will next take on Comoros in Moroni on Tuesday, as they are eyeing the top spot in the ongoing 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers. Ghana’s group also includes Mali, Chad, and the Central African Republic.
Chris Hughton’s charges will be hoping to secure qualification to the Mundial to be hosted by the United States of America, Canada and Mexico.