‘Hearts’ Afriyie Barnieh must be axed from the Ghana team, He’s not a Black Stars material’ – Dan Owusu


Ghana legend Dan Owusu is calling for the exclusion of Ghana Premier League giant Accra Hearts of Oak SC striker Daniel Afriyie Barnieh from the Ghana team.

According to the former Ghana star, the Hearts of Oak player is not yet a Black Stars material and must not be rushed into the squad.

However, the former Ghana top-flight league goal king believes the Hearts player is good but just not a Black Stars material for now.

Owusu wants to see the player axed from the team ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar later this year.

“I joined the Black Stars as a young player but I didn’t get playing time because there were senior players.”

“When they faded out, we succeeded them, and that is how the national team should be”

“Afriyie is doing well but I think this is not the time to play him at the Black Stars. He is very smallish and players like that normally struggle.

“To me, it is about being with the team for long and knowing the philosophy”.

“Both Barnieh and Afena-Gyan are not up to the national team level.

“I think they should just understudy the senior players and I believe with time, they will get there,” Owusu said on Kumasi-based Bryt FM.

Both Afriyie Barnieh and Afena-Gyan are hoping to make Ghana’s World Cup squad. Ghana will play Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay in the group stage of the tournament, which starts on November 20.

By: DD. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter

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