Former Black Stars player Augustine Arhinful wants to see at least three local players make the final cut for Ghana in the 2022 World Cup.
In Ghana’s last two World Cup appearances, they selected just one local player each. This year, a number of dual nationals have joined the team, signalling an end to any reliance on the local crop.
But Arhinful wants to see three locals join the 26-man squad.
“If you say, you want to have a quota, whether the local players are performing or not performing because there’s a quota for like five players to be in the team, I don’t think it will be the best thing to do,” he told Joy Sports.
“We should pick them based on merit and that will be up to the technical team because Barnieh, for instance, has been part of the Black Stars for some few matches and he is also the leading striker for the local national team.”
Otto Addo is expected to select his final squad on November 14.