Former Ghana international Yussif Chibsah has advised authorities to consider the inclusion of local-based players in every Black Stars call-up to inspire their performances of players in domestic competitions.
Following Chris Hughton’s appointment as head coach of the Black Stars, there was no local-based player named in his first squad which played in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Angola in March.
While Chibsah, agrees with the fact that players in the local league lack the requisite qualities as compared to the foreign-based players, he, however, suggested some young talented players could be given the nod to join the Black Stars and learn from their senior colleagues.
He added that such an initiative would motivate other players to perform in the local league to be part of the Black Stars team whenever there is an international assignment.
“We all know that not all players get to play when they come to the national team and if we want to be fair and judge players based on their performance, then we would always go with the foreign-based players,” he told Citi FM
“Because their performance is always ahead, we have local players here in the country who are upcoming talents who need to be allowed not to play, but to be part of the national team, it will serve as a learning process for them.
“You get to mingle with the big boys, it serves as motivation for them, that is where I see the angle of the quota system given to the local players.
“Anytime, there’s call-up and we have one or two local players, it gives the others the motivation to play better with the mindset of getting call-ups to the national team,” he stated.