Kalusah says unruly Black Stars players must be sacked from the team
Zambia FA chief Kalusha Bwalya has hit out at Ghana players for their shambolic showing at the World Cup in Brazil insisting players who cannot not obey the team’s regulation must be axed from the team.
Bwalya, the former African Footballer of the Year who played for Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven, said the Black Stars must put the country first to be able to achieve success for the team.
The CAF Executive Committee member insists Black Stars players must obey the team’s regulations and keep unity in the squad, revealing that divisive tendencies will negatively affect the entire squad.
His comments come after key players Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari were axed from the Black Stars at the just-ended World Cup in Brazil for various acts of indiscipline.
This and some other factors affected the team’s performance at the World Cup which resulted in the Black Stars early exit from the tournament in disgrace.
Bwalya says disruptive figures in the Black Stars must be axed from the team even if they are highly talented because they will destroy the harmony in the team.
“The players need to look at the stipulated rules on player behavior when you are invited to the national team and if they are not in agreement with these rules then they can excuse themselves from the teams camp because they can destroy the harmony in the team and become the focus of attention,” Kalusha told Citi FM.
“To play in the national team there are rules and regulations and as a player you need to know what the team expects of you.
“We have all been in the game and have played the game we sometimes have strong characters within the group but we always try to tell them to put the team’s interest before their personal interest.
“One man cannot win laurels for the team on his own but a team working together can achieve great things for their nation,”he said.
Kalusha, who has led Zambia to several successes at the FA President, says Ghana should pick valuable lessons from their disastrous World Cup campaign which resulted in the teams early exit from their group.
“I believe that the people back at Ghana have learnt lessons from this World Cup,” he added.
The Black Stars will resume their duties September when they play in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers for the tournament in be played in Morocco.
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