Ghana FA boss stays clear off player selection to national teams
By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi pledges never to interfere in the selection of players into any of the national teams.
A quota system for the inclusion of locally-based players is being proposed for especially the senior national team, the Black Stars which has been thoroughly dominated by foreign-based players in recent years.
But Nyantakyi says his only interest is the selection of the best available materials regardless of where they play their football.
“I will never propose such a thing to any coach,” he said.
“In sometime past the Black Stars was dominated by only Hearts of Oak players but people easily tend to forget this.
“I don’t think where a player plays his football should be factored in selection of players but rather the best available materials at the coaches disposal.”
No outfield local player made it to the final 23-man squad that represented Ghana at the recently ended Nations Cup where the Black Stars placed fourth.
Only goalkeepers; Daniel Agyei and Ernest Sowah who play for Ghanaian topflight teams Liberty Professionals and Berekum Chelsea respectively were taken along.