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Stop promoting foreign players and promote the local ones - Awako fires sports journalists

The Ghana Premier League in the previous years has not received the best of publicity from the media due a lot of factors. Lack of sponsorship and what many term as lack of quality players in the league as the reason the league lost its flavor. Therefore the media found it difficult to want to promote the league because they do not know what quality players they are to talk about. As a result of lack of quality players, most of the clubs do not churn out quality football to the Ghanaian populace. Last season’s league received one of the best publicity from the media especially on radio and all social media platforms. However the publicity has not satisfied Ghana midfielder, Gladson Awako.

The experienced Ghana forward, Gladson Awako has sent a subtle attack on Ghanaian journalists over their incessant promotion of foreign based stars at the expense of the local players and the local league. Awako, whose transfer to 2020/21 Ghana Champions Hearts of Oak has been embroiled in controversy, was the brightest spot for former club, Great Olympics. His performance caught the eyes of Hearts of Oak who snapped him up to strengthen for their 2021/22 CAF Champions League campaign. He has however yet to play a game due to issues surrounding his move to Hearts of Oak.

He however missed the Phobians’ 2-0 victory in the one legged preliminary game against Guinea side, Club Industriel de Kamsar at the Accra Sports Stadium. Reports are that, he will return for the second preliminary clash against Morocco club, Wydad Athletic Club this month.Awako , 30 , believes with the performance of players in last season’s league, it is time Ghanaian journalist spend some moments promoting local players and the local league on all platforms. The diminutive forward tweeted.

Awako has a rich football experience both domestically and abroad having played for Hearts of Lions in Ghana before trials at Spanish Segunda B side Recreativo Huelva. He played for former Ghana Premier League winners Berekum Chelsea and later switched to Congolese giants, TP Mazembe in 2013. He was sent on loan to fellow Congo club, Don Bosco for more playing time before returning after his spell.He left TP Mazembe in 2017 and had a brief stint with USL club, Phoenix Risings in 2018. He returned to Ghana after his short spell with Phoenix Risings to sign for Accra Great Olympics where he shone brightly in the 2020/21 Ghana Premier League.

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