George Amoako reveals shocking reason Ghanaians born abroad are reluctant to play for the Black Stars

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GFA Executive Council member, George Amoako, has disclosed footballers born abroad of Ghanaian heritage, always cite issues of juju and other players deliberately wanting to injure them as reasons they don’t want to play for Ghana’s Black Stars.

There is a history of convincing Ghanaian players born and/or raised abroad to switch allegiance and play for the Black Stars.

The cases of Quincy Owusu Abeyie, Emmanuel Frimpong, Kevin Prince Boateng, Akwasi Appiah among others are examples.

“There are a lot of perceptions about how Ghanaian footballers play the game”, Amoako told Nhyira FM.

“Destructive tendencies in the game, those who deliberately want to injure you and cut short your career.

“Then the usual unending speculations, especially about Ghanaian players using juju to play football.

“Even those who were raised here and go to Europe to play there, most of them because of juju don’t want to play for Ghana.

“It’s a very big problem we are trying to unravel and make right,” he concluded.

The Ghana Football Association confirmed it is in conversation with certain players born abroad like Arsenal’s Eddie Nketiah, Brighton’s Tariq Lamptey and a host of others.


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