Former Asante Kotoko striker, Mark Adu Amofah has called for the inclusion of domestic players in the Black Stars team in order to elevate team spirit and promote healthy competition among the players.
In his view, local players should be given the needed room to compete and hone their skills to meaningfully contribute their talents to Ghanaian football, and this can best be achieved by giving them the chance to play for the national team.
“In order to boost morale and foster a sense of competition, it would be beneficial for the team to prioritize selecting the most quality local players. By doing so, other players will be motivated to work hard and earn a spot on the national team as well,” he said, in an interview with GhanaWeb.
Black Stars Coach, Chris Hughton had drafted two local players from Medeama SC, Jonathan Sowah and Abdul Fatawu Hamidu during the AFCON qualifier against the Central African Republic and the subsequent friendly game with Liberia.
On Ghana’s performance in both games, the now U.S. veteran praised the national team for the victories and indicated that they could achieve more success if they worked hard and got the necessary support.
“They have done so well because they have played two games, scored five goals, and conceded two. It’s not bad. I think they’ve done well also in qualifying for the Cup of Nations. Achieving success in any field requires hard work and support from various stakeholders,” he added.