Former Ghana FA boss wants Black Stars old guards sacked
Nyaho Tamakloe wants John Mensah (above) sacked from the Black Stars
There are calls for more experienced players to be invited into the team after last month 1-0 defeat at Zambia in a 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup qualifier.
But Tamakloe, renowned for his radical changes at Hearts of Oak in 1986 when he replaced the entire squad with youthful players, disagrees.
He wants Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah to invest in the youth.
"For me that is not an argument. We have to phase out the old players and concentrate on young players. In modern football, its young people who do well," Tamakloe is quoted by the 90 minutes.
"They have more strength, they can run, they donít get tired easily and they have stamina.
"This is simple in medicine, the way a 20 year old can run, a 40 year old cannot. Most of these players are over 40 years old.
"Donít you see the young player who was given a chance against Lesotho? Christian Atsu, these are the kind of players we need now.
"Even if you watched the recent European Championships, all the teams that had old players were knocked out."
At the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, then Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac fielded a young squad which won silver.
Tamakloe says the nation can no longer rely on the senior players in the team for silverware.
He added: "I picked John Mensah into the Black Stars and I left the Black Stars like ten years ago, and he was playing for many years before we brought him into the Black Stars.
"Derek Boateng, was I not the one who called him into Black Stars? These people are old, forget them,"
Ghana's next assignment is against Malawi at home in a 2013 Africa Cup of Nations final qualifying round first leg tie in September.