By Patrick Akoto
Ghana boss Kwesi Appiah has assured local players their efforts will not go unnoticed as he prepares to name his final squad for the 2013 African Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars qualified to their 19th appearance at the continental showpiece after recording a resounding 3-0 aggregate win over Malawi.
With the Ghana Premier League back in full swing, there are many local players who are anxious to work their sucks off to catch the eyes of the Black Stars trainer.
The West African heavyweights are predominantly made up of foreign-based players and most unlikely a chunk of locals will get the chance to represent the country at the international level.
But the former Ghana captain insists the outstanding performances of locals will not go unnoticed.
“When the league was off I was more or less doing nothing here. Now that the league has started, I will travel around to see the players.” Appiah said
“I still believe that there are good ones who are playing locally and can fit into the national team.”
Goalkeeping duo Fatawu Dauda and Ernest Sowah as well as Berekum Chelsea’s Solomon Asante and Daniel Nii Adjei had a stint with the team in the qualifying campaign.
The Black Stars will avoid giants like Cote D’voire, Zambia and host South Africa after they were seeded for the tournament.