According to George Afriyie, a nation’s ability to succeed is independent of how well-regarded its domestic league is.
He claimed that the reason for our recent failures was that we were unable to establish a solid basis for our national teams.
The betPawa Ghana Premier League was not listed among the Top 10 rated leagues in Africa in a list released by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFSH), which many have connected to the performance of the Black Galaxies at the 2022 African Nations Championships (CHAN) in Algeria.
Afriyie, who formerly served as the vice president of the Ghana Football Association, thinks that the team’s performance is unaffected by the league’s ranking.
“The eventual winners of CHAN, Senegal, I wouldn’t rate their league. I don’t think the Senegalese league is even better than the Ghana Premier League. But I’m still saying that if you lay a solid foundation and you comb around Ghana, you should get quality players to represent Ghana, irrespective of the position of our league in terms of ranking because with Senegal as eventual winners they have rubbished that analogy,” he said on Joy Sports’ Prime Take.