Soccer fans criticize coach Otto Addo for dropping Joseph Painstil ahead of Brazil, Nicaragua friendlies ▷

  • The Black Stars fans have reacted to the last call-up of the Ghanaian coach Otto Addo for the friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua
  • Coach Otto Addo dropped KRC Genk striker Joseph Painstil fit for both games later this month.
  • The Black Stars are returning to the World Cup after beating Nigeria in the play-offs earlier this year.

Fans of the Ghana Black Stars have reacted to the squad released for international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month following the omission of Joseph Painstil.

The in-form striker was dropped by Ghana coach Otto Addo despite his strong start to the season in Belgium.

Painstil, who scored three goals and provided one assist in seven games, was unable to make the team and the coach preferred Fatawu Issahaku and Benjamin Tetteh.

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Otto Addo, Ghana, Black Stars, Joseph Painstil
The Ghanaian fans have reacted to the Black Stars squad without Joseph Painstil. Credit: @GhanaBlackstars @KRCGenkofficial
Source: Twitter

The Black Stars will face Brazil in France on September 23, before facing Nicaragua three days later in Spain.

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How fans reacted on social media

@DansoCaleb wrote:

Most of the light outfielders are injured. And he called out some people who are currently out of shape leaving behind Shullup, Salis, Emmanuel Gyasi, Ashimeru and Joseph Painstil. So tell me brother. Will this squad be able to face Brazil?

@Yrich133 posted:

Are you trying to tell us that Isshaku and Barnieh are better than Joseph Painstil?

@_donmoses1 tweeted:

Some people are playing politics with our national team. Salis Abdul Samed and Joseph Painstil have been playing 90 minutes week after week scoring goals almost without calling up, however they have called up players who are eating bench. Some even on team B. We won’t agree oo

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@Andy_Cornestone also added:

Surprised not to see Joseph Painstil on the roster. What does Otto Addo see in Baba Rahman? Imoro Ibrahim is much better and Danlad Ibrahim is much better than Manaf Nurudeen

@ruud_kagawa tweeted:

We have seen Fatau Isahaku play and we can all testify that he is overrated… why is he in the squad? I’m surprised I don’t see Jeffrey Schlupp, Joseph Painstil and Majeed Ashimiru.

Ghana coach Otto Addo names 29-man roster for Brazil and Nicaragua friendlies

Earlier, sports abstract reported that Black Stars head coach Otto Addo has named his team for international friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua later this month.

The team will face Brazil on September 23 in Le Havre, France, before facing Nicaragua three days later in Spain.

In a social media post from the Ghana Football Association, the squad consists of several new players, including English youth star Tariq Lamptey.


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