Ghana U-20 coach Karim Zito has backed Milovan Rajevac decision to include Philemon Baffour in the Black Stars squad for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers against Ethiopia and South Africa.
The Dreams FC defender was named among the 28-man squad on Thursday for the final phase of the first stage of the qualifiers.
Baffour took over twitter trends after earning a call up since he is yet to play for the team despite his constant presence.
But according to Karim Zito, the enterprising defender deserves his call up since he was invited by the trainer at helm.
“Some Ghanaians are full of negativity because a player plays for Kurt Okraku’s team, he doesn’t deserve a call-up even if the player is good.”
“Kurt, I will tell you, does nothing aside from football administrations as compared to other Club owners who do other businesses together with football.” He added.
He explained that, “Philemon Baffour is a player who has played the U20 and played it well and won the tournament, he played all the matches. When Milo came, I didn’t make a recommendation for him but he watched the videos of that tournament and felt the boy is good. As to why he is not playing when called, that is meant for the coach to answer.”
“There was a time exco member Dr. Randy Abby talked about him and said he’s a good player and wasn’t happy CK benched him in one of the Black Stars games because he ( Randy) was with us throughout the tournament and saw the boy capabilities.” He ended.