Local players have been consoled by the public sympathy received, following their exit from the Black Stars, after weeks of training. The expectations from a chunk of football loving fans had not been met. With the dust yet to settle, infamous global pandemic could draw some local players back into the senior national team.
Many remained optimistic for local players dominance in Black Stars ahead of matches against South Africa and São Tomé and Principe. Although Ghana is yet to comprehensively qualify for the Afcon, the two games, per analysis, could have been handled by the local lads.
Nonetheless, a new list was announced, completely overshadowed by foreign based players. It was the last straw that broke the camel’s back.
Dissatisfaction poured in from all corners of the country, in relation to the drop in local players numbers.
In a scenario where the door seems shut on local players, some foreign based players have communicated their unavailability due to COVID-19. Those players are based in Europe and elsewhere.
What this could mean is that, some additions ought to be made in consonance with the positions and vacuum to be created.
Palpably, the decision to be made cannot overlook local players, considering the prevailing circumstances.
It makes it compelling to see an increase in the number of local players in camp.
Comparatively, majority of local players are ripe to fill the void that is available. The first round of the season has given an insight into how formidable some local players are and their readiness to square off with foreign players for a position.
The narrative may have to change by way of blowing confidence into the local players for the task ahead.
As the number of absentees could increase, due to the deadly virus, local players ought to be fell upon to execute the matches ahead.
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