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‘Hypocrites’ complaining about Philemon Baffour’s continuous Black Stars inclusion don’t understand football — Karim Zito lashes out at ‘naysayers’ Featured

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Ghana U-20 head coach Abdul-Karim Zito has lashed out at people who are questioning the continuous inclusion of Philemon Baffour in the Black Stars squad.

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Some section of Ghanaian football fanatics believes - the technical handlers of the Black Stars are setting the young lad up for an unfair criticism under the guise of giving him opportunity to showcase his footballing talent.


Zito, who is adroit in spotting untapped talents and deploying tactical mastery thinks otherwise and has fired verbal shots at those “naysayers” who are predicting doom for the young chap.


Speaking in an interview with Kumasi FM, Zito said: “Those who are complaining on why Philemon Baffour has been getting call-up’s into the Black Stars recurrently and it's because he plays for the GFA president, Kurt Okraku’s team Dreams FC doesn't know him or understand football.”


"Let me tell you something, when this guy first came into the U20 he wasn't performing well so I was not playing him, when we went to Benin he wasn't playing but late he started showing his qualities and dexterity.”


“He is the best right back currently in our league and if you like, go and find out from the U-20 management committee chairman Randy Abbey, he would vehemently attest to that fact, as he personal told me that Baffour is a good defender.”


He went on to say that, the technical handlers of the Black Stars should be bold and start fixing him in matches, which he will surprise many, especially the pepper-mouth naysayers.


At Dreams FC, Baffour who was instrumental in the club placing seventh in the league last season and as captain, he was immediately back in the starting lineup after winning the U-20 AFCON in Senegal.


He went ahead to feature in 10 of his club, Dreams FC 15 remaining matches of the 2020/2021 season.

By: Pascal Nii-Gogo Amoah
Follow the Writer on Twitter: @niiamoah

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