Yaw Yeboah: Coach Akonnor never said I wasn’t good for Black Stars

Author: Edmund Okai Gyimah
Misconstrued: Yaw Yeboah

National under-23 team skipper, Yaw Yeboah has debunked media reports that the Black Stars Coach, Charles Akonnor, has ruled him out of the senior national team.

The Celta Vigo midfielder stressed that his interview with a media outlet had been misconstrued since he did not mean Coach Akonnor said he was not fit for the Black Stars.

"I need to clarify things; people got me wrong. I never said Coach C.K. Akonnor did not see me as Black Stars material. What I meant was that in that particular call-up for the Sudan game, he did not see me to be ready for it. Coach Akonnor has never told me I am not Black Stars material," Yeboah told the Daily Graphic.

"The senior national team is the dream of everyone but everything lies on the coach; he chooses players who are ready for every game.
"C.K. Akonnor is a great coach and he is like a father to me. He coached me during my formative years at Right to Dream and he knows me so well. When the time is due, he will call me," the youngster stated.

Black Stars debut
Yeboah has featured in all the junior national teams and is arguably seen as the most talented player of his generation.
He made his Black Stars debut during a friendly against Namibia on June 9, 2019, despite earning his first call-up on August 26, 2016 for a 2017 AFCON qualifier against Rwanda.

At club level, Yeboah has represented the second team of Manchester City, Lille, FC Twente, Real Oviedo and Numancia.