By Ameenu Shardow, follow on Twitter @alooameenu
Ghana coach Maxwell Konadu has revealed local players will be talked out of making foreign moves at least until the end of the CHAN tournament.
The home-based Black Stars team will be competing in next year’s edition to be staged in South Africa.
The team has been hit consistently by the exodus of players to foreign clubs since the competition rules only allows for players plying their trade in their native domestic leagues.
But coach Maxwell Konadu fears this prospect could wreck his plans towards the tournament especially with the European transfer window re-opening in January – weeks ahead of the tournament’s commencement.
As a result, for former Asante Kotoko coach says officials will engage prospective players of the team to delay their moves abroad until after the tournament.
“The player that wants to leave, I think we will be talking them so that at least they finish the tournament before they go,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“That will help us a lot. You know that some few players left and the team was struggling.
“But I think now some strikers are also doing well in the local scene so we will try to bring them to the level that will be ok for the tournament.
“Even though we know that you may get a very good or wonderful player but may not function like the ones you had before but in their own rights they may also be good in so many ways.
“So we will see what will happens. When we go to camp we will try and help them do very well.”
Ghana is drawn in Group C of the CHAN tournament alongside Libya, Ethiopia and Congo.