The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has confirmed his outfit is working on getting Ghanaian players abroad to play for the Black Stars in the near future.
Currently, there are great talents with Ghanaian descent playing in Europe which includes Brighton Hove Albion right back Tariq Lamptey Arsenal’s Eddie Nketsia, Francis Amuzu and Derrick Luckassen all at Belgian side RSC Anderlecht.
AZ Alkmaar striker Myron Boadu and Jeremy Doku, meanwhile have opted to represent the Netherlands and Belgium respectively.
Speaking in an interview with 3Sports on the steps the Football Association has taken in convincing them to play for the Black Stars, the FA chief said his administration has been very proactive in dealing with the situation.
“Our FA has been very proactive, we have set up what we call the international relations Committee led by my good self”.
“Our key responsibility is to scout everywhere in the world to look for Ghanaian players, put together their data and hand over such data to the technical directorate.
“We are following every talent you may have seen on the screens, but obviously, we can’t have access to everybody.
“We have a very good team, there are good players in the current squad. We want to make the squad even more competitive, for whichever reason we want to have players beyond the shores of Ghana.”
Kurt Okraku concluded by confidently saying a new player might join the team for Ghana’s upcoming assignment in November 2020.
“I’m sure if we assemble again in November for a competitive game, you will see a few faces coming through, already CK Akonnor has given a call up to Alexander Djiku who is a Ghanain but lives in France, he is very competitive and I’m sure he will add value to our national team” he said.
The Black Stars will play two international friendlies against Mali and Asian champions Qatar on 9th and 13 October 2020 respectively in Turkey.
The games will serve as a preparatory exercise for the Black Stars Afcon qualifiers doubleheader against Sudan next month.