In the next couple of days, Black Stars call up for upcoming Afcon qualifiers against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe will be announced. The present circumstance permits local players or players from the Ghana Premier League to dominate the list, breaking the tradition of foreign based players dominance. A combination of few players from outside and many local players can equally guarantee a success.
Why Should Local Players Dominate?
The ongoing season has revealed the how local league abound in talents. After ushering in the season, players from every part of the game have proven how matured they are, in the game. From goalkeeping through to defence, cut through midfield to attack, players have competed satisfactory to give coach C. K. Akonnor options.
Some of these local players have exhibited their preparedness beyond doubt, to don the national jersey.
Earlier, list of goalkeepers under consideration have been made known, same as defenders. These players can compete with foreign based players for spot in any given chance. Razak Abalora, Habib Mohammed, Gladson Awako, Kwame Opoku, Salifu Ibrahim and the rest can stage a stupendous performance if handed a starting role against South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe.
As the league continues unabated, these local players are in top shape and accurately conditioned to dominate the squad.
It is only appropriate, especially around this time for Ghana Premier League to have the lion's share of the imminent call up, if meritocracy is the bedrock upon which call ups are hinged.
An utmost confidence in these players through senior national team call up, helps to tackle the perrenial player exodus. If a player from the Ghana Premier League can rock shoulders with foreign based player, the motive to leave the local scene, will profusely wane.
A performance based call up, this time around should see players from the Ghana Premier League outnumber their colleagues from abroad.
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