Veteran Ghanaian coach, Bashir Hayford says the visit of the Black Stars head trainer, Chris Hughton to local games is not a guarantee for a player’s automatic national team call up.
The Irish trainer of Ghanaian descent has been appointed to steer the senior national team for two years following the departure of Otto Addo after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
During his unveiling session, he promised to watch more local games and he has so far been seen at a number of matches.
Bashir Hayford explained reasons for his claims on Radio Gold Sports.
“If you are selecting a player it doesn’t mean you are selecting him into the team but you are selecting him for a position.
“You already have the positions in mind and you already have their performance in mind so once he has the players in mind, he is going to compare position by position.
“That is what will give him information to make a good choice.
“It is not like somebody is good so he should pick him. If the fellow is good what position is he playing?
“If he is going to pick a midfielder against Mohamed Kudus and the player is better than Kudus why not but that is why I am saying that it is all based on positions.” Bashir Hayford told Radio Gold Sports.
The former Newcastle United gaffer has watched domestic leagues with his first being the week 25 fixture where Great Olympic defeated Berekum Chelsea 2-1 in Accra.
He was at the Baba Yara Stadium in an outstanding goalless draw between Asante Kotoko and King Faisal.
The former Brighton manager had the chance to watch the quarter final FA Cup games between Dreams fc and Legon Cities where it finished 1-0 for Dreams as well as Real Tamale United vs Nsoatreman at the Aliu Mahama Stadium with the former suffering elimination.
Ghana’s Olympic team, the Black Meteors drew the experienced coach to the Baba Yara Stadium when they eliminated Algeria in the 2023 CAF U-23 qualifiers.