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SELECTING LOCAL PLAYERS FOR BLACK STARS IS NOT EXPRESSIBLE – AUGUSTINE ARHINFUL

Former Black Stars striker Augustine Arhinful says he does not side with the Youth and Sports Minister-designate on his plans to ship home-based players into the senior national team by force.

The yet to be approved Sports Minister Hon. Isaac Asiamah has vowed to enact a law which will ensure that players in the local scene are also given their quota into the Black Stars team in order to prove their mettle at any stage of the continent’s flagship competitions.
But the 42-year-old retired forward feels such move is out of order as he sees it as inaccurate.
”It’s a laudable idea to have most of the locally-based players into the senior national team as it always give them the needed exposure to embrace the challenge of any competition on the continent,” Arhinful told Silver FM.
”But for him [Hon. Isaac Asiamah] to say he’s going to base on a quota to always get six players into the national team is something I don’t see feasible.”
”What about if the home-based players are selected into the Black Stars team and their performances in the league are not good? I don’t think this is right on his part,” he questioned.
Wa All Stars shot-stopper Richard Ofori was the only locally-based player in the Black Stars squad that placed fourth at the just ended AFCON tournament in Gabon.

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