New Black Stars head coach, Kwasi Appiah says he has opened his doors to all prospective players for selection into the national team.
Players such as Michael Essien, Kevin Prince Boateng and lately Asamoah Gyan are on self imposed exile from the national team and at his unveiling on Tuesday, coach Appiah insists they are part of his plans.
“My doors are always open. There have been talks with the players to make a comeback to the team and we are doing our best to get them.”
Appiah reckons the fact that the trio are ‘big players’ and their contribution will definitely drive the team towards their ambitions.
Whilst opening the door wide, the new Stars trainer declared that there will be no room for any form of indiscipline during his tenure.
“Total discipline will be the key and I won’t tolerate indiscipline. I know the ins and out of the team and can handle it to my best ability.”
Coach Appiah outlined that his scope for the selection of players would not be limited, giving a strong indication that local players will be more than just ‘training horses’ during his spell.
The new Stars trainer claims to have found a solution to the perennial left-back position which has served as one of the weakest links of the national team.
“I have gone round and have seen some players who can fill the role. I will bring them on board and give them the chance to prove themselves.”
Appiah has served under the last three expatriate coaches of the Black Stars namely Claude Le Roy, Milovan Rajevac and Goran Stevanovic.
He will guide the team for the first time against Lesotho in a 2014 World Cup qualifier on June 1 at the Accra Sports Stadium.