Black Stars Head Coach, Milovan Rajevac, has revealed the reason Dreams FC right back, Philemon Baffuor, did not take part in the recent FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Zimbabwe despite being the sole natural right-back within the squad.
The Dreams FC captain is yet to make an appearance for the Black Stars, despite receiving more than six calls-ups in the last 12 months.
The selection of Baffuor to the team was highly questionable during the final phase of World Cup qualifiers, when he was not selected despite the fact that the team was lacking the natural right-back due to an injury sustained by Andy Yiadom.
In the meantime, Milovan Rajevac, has shed light on the decision he made to deny Baffuor’s place in the starting line-up in instead of Daniel Amartey in the match against Zimbabwe.
“I took over the team a few days to the double header against Zimbabwe, and I had to go with players I knew better. That’s why I opted for Daniel Amartey.
In that situation we had to win, and could not afford to make mistakes, so I went for Amartey because I know him better.
Philemon was part of the Ghana team that won the U-20 AFCON, and he has quality. It is important for young players to take their chance when they get it, and for Philemon, I’m sure his chance will come,” he said.