Premier League Board chief Welbeck Abra-Appiah says the ambition of Ghanaian players to self actualize, gain worldwide fame and riches is the main reason behind the massive player exodus.
Player exodus from the Ghanaian top flight is at an alarming rate with clubs – even the big ones – constantly on the look out to cash in on lucrative foreign deals.
The league as a result has suffered a massive decline in quality over the years with fans reluctant to fill the stands simply because there are no more stars to watch – unlike in the past when players stay around on the local scene for a longer period of time.
Boss of the Ghana Premier League Board – organizers of the Ghanaian top flight however says the root of massive player exodus the league is facing is due to the personal ambitions of players.
“The modern Ghanaian player will always favour a move abroad because first and foremost they earn much higher incomes,” he told Accra-based Happy FM.
“Secondly they feel their chances of gaining worldwide fame and recognition is higher when they play in the elite leagues abroad.
“Finally they also feel their chances of getting national team call up is enhanced if they travel abroad because they are deemed superior because they rough shoulders with the best in the world.”
Most of the players who excelled in the last Premier League season are already on the move.
Top scorer Mahatma Otoo is on the verge of sealing a move to Belgium side Club Brugge.
Rashid Sumaila has already joined South African side Mamelodi Sundowns after excelling on loan at Asante Kotoko.
Kofi Nti-Boakye is almost done with trials with Libyan club Al Ahli while Kwabena Asiedu has began trying out in South Africa.
Richard Mpong and Michael Helegbe are also expected to leave haven excelled in the past season.