Black Stars head coach, Otto Addo, says regardless of Joseph Paintsil’s nice begin to the 2022/23 season together with his club, he didn’t make the Ghana squad as a result of other players are doing higher.

Paintsil was omitted of Addo’s 29-man squad for the Brazil and Nicaragua pleasant games, a choice which led to divided opinions from Ghanaians.

However, quizzed on the choice to drop the player regardless of making the squad through the earlier worldwide window, Addo revealed he solely decided from what he had seen from his players.

“Joseph [Painstil] is doing very well. It would have been good for him to play the Japan and Chile games to show more of himself but he had problems and decided to leave the team,” he noted.

“Also, he wanted to start with his team [Genk], this one I can I understand. Surely I can just judge what I see.

“At the moment, I see others ahead of him but I think Joseph is a good player. He’s not with the squad now, it doesn’t mean everything is gone. Anything can still happen, we are monitoring all the players, their performances so the gate is not closed.”

Paintsil has been instantly concerned in six goals in eight appearances for Genk this season and not too long ago prolonged his contract with the club.

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