|Ghana coach Robert Sackey|
Ghana's coach of the 2010 FIFA women's U20 world cup team,Kuuku Dadzie was quick to voice his opinion about the tactical ineptitude of the 2012 U20 team coached by Robert Sackey after they were white washed by the USA by 4 goals to nil at the on going FIFA women's U20 competition in Japan.
Apparently,Kuuku Dadzie coached the very same team Robert Sackey inherited as both coaches led their teams to play against the USA. In 2010,Dadzie's team came out with a draw whereas Sackey's team were losers.We get it, coming out with a point is definitely better than nothing at all. Let's not forget that Team USA U20 of 2012 has no Sydney Leroux but has some equally gifted players promoted from the U17s and a core of the 2010 team and the same can be said about Ghana.In fact,had Kuuku Dadzie been tactically adept,Ghana should have carried the day against the USA on that fateful day.
Yes Sackey's team faded after 14 minutes of ball possession,they fired erratically,their top marksman had just 2 shots at goal,the entire team lacked imagination,they lacked tactical discipline and the list goes on. But is it not the very same problem which plagued this very same team under Kuuku Dadzie ? A case of the kettle calling the pot black. Ghana has always been a technically gifted side by all standards, but has been dogged by the perennial lack of tactical discipline and the absence of a fighting spirit.
|James Kuuku Dadzie|
For the first time in Ghana's women's soccer history,Kuuku Dadzie failed to qualify the Ghana senior national team to the African Women's Championship final with a team made up of a hand full of promoted U20 players he took to the 2010 U20 FIFA women's world cup and the All African Games.How then can he criticize the team he once coached for being tactically inept ?Will Kuuku Dadzie then judge the present team by his standards if they are kicked out of the competition like his side was two years ago or will he recant his opinion ?
Even though coach Robert Sackey has taken responsibility for the loss in their first game,the competition is still in progress and as the team struggles to psyche themselves up for their next game against the Germans considering the fitness issues of some of the players,coach Robert Sackey will have to map out a strategy to contain the apparent German onslaught.May be a win against China will make the pain go away. Over to you Robert Sackey.