Ghana FA vice president Addo explains why Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad was not called for Nigeria game

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The shot-stopper was left out of the cliffhanger encounter leading to a lot of backlash from some Ghanaians

Ghana Football Association vice president Mark Addo has shed light on why Asante Kotoko goalkeeper Danlad Ibrahim was not selected for the 2022 Fifa World Cup playoffs against Nigeria.

The 19-year-old has been in the form of his life but he was surprisingly snubbed despite interim coach Otto Addo naming four goalkeepers for the double header.

This has generated a lot of discussions as many Ghanaians believe one goalkeeper should have replaced either Manaf Nurudeen or Lawrence Ati-Zigi to add to Richard Ofori and Joojo Wollacott.

“The coaches have watched his (Danlad) tapes and they know his strength and weaknesses,” Addo told Kessben TV, as quoted by AshesGyamera.com.

“They compared him to all the goalkeepers called for Nigeria clash and that is why he wasn’t selected. This is only two games and I am sure they will continue to monitor and he will have his opportunity.

“I am not speaking for the coaches but every decision taken is based on information available to them. Let us just support the team for us to qualify,” he added.

Ghana will play Nigeria at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday and kick off has been scheduled for 19h30 GMT.

The return fixture will take place four days later in Abuja.

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