According to Nana Oduro Sarfo, who is an Executive Member of the Ghana Football Association, the current betPawa Ghana Premier League performances of players do not merit a call-up to the Black Stars.
No local player made the cut for Chris Hughton’s 25-man squad ahead of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers which has generated concerns surrounding the quality of the local top flight.
Oduro Sarfo thinks that the players who were called up are now performing better than the players in the Ghana Premier League.
“Most of the players out there [in the squad], some came from the U-23. I have nothing against the selection of players, all I want is Ghana winning the game [against Angola],” he told Joy Sports.
“Black Stars call-ups are based on your performance for a period. If we have so many players in Europe and their performances are good juxtaposed against the local players here, they are a shade ahead of them, what do you want us to do?” he quizzed.
“There is no quota. Until we decide that there should be a quota — maybe 30% should be local players, so be it.”
Ghana will host Angola at the Baba Yara Stadium on March 24.