We need a policy on Black Stars selection to protect the local league – Kobby Mensah
Coach of Accra Great Olympics, Bismark Kobby Mensah has called on the Ghana Football Association(GFA) to put in place a policy to protect the local league.
According to him, there is a need for a local policy which would give a one per cent quota to hard-working players in the Ghana Premier League (GPL).
This he said would serve as a motivation for players in the local league to work hard and be noticed by the technical handlers of the Black Stars.
Speaking to Dan Kweku Yeboah on Peace Power Sports on Thursday, he said this quota will curb player exodus since the players will not see travelling abroad as the only way to be called into the national team.
He said, “Some local players are good enough to be in the Black Stars, Asante Kotoko midfielder Richmond Lamptey is one of them with a lot of qualities.”
Ghana will play Angola in a double header this month in search of a ticket to the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations slated for Cote D’Ivoire in January next year.
Against this backdrop, Chris Hughton has named
Twenty-five man squad with no local player for this month’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Angola.
The former Tottenham Hortspur Manager took charge of the team on February 12, 2023.
The Black Stars will host Palancras Negras at the Baba Yara Sports stadium on Thursday, March 23 before travelling to Luanda on March 27, 2023, for the reverse fixture.
By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme