Ghana head coach Milovan Rajevac has praised Daniel Amartey’s efforts at the Double-Header World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe in the beginning of this month.
Rajevac stated that Amartey was an excellent player despite being a centre-back in the right-back spot in the two crucial matches, which Ghana won.
Philemon Baffour was the only natural right-back on the team after a Reading FC player was ruled out by injury, but the Serbian decided to go with Amartey.
“We couldn’t get Andy Yiadom to camp due to injury and when I was making a game plan for Zimbabwe, because I wanted a very offensive midfield and attack, I decided to put some players in defence and have others in the back, so we protect ourselves for an important result, so that is why our defence was pretty tall.”
“Daniel has played that in the past, he even played in a defensive midfield position, so he is a versatile player, and he is a player I can trust, and I knew he is up to the task, so he delivered excellent performance, and he said also he is ready to do whatever it takes to take Ghana to the World Cup and follow my instructions, so everything went well,” Coach Milovan Rajevac said in an interview with the Ghana FA media team.
Following back-to-back victories, Ghana remain one point further behind South Africa and must win their remaining games in order to top the group.
They’ll return in November when they play Ethiopia in addition to Bafana Bafana.