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We’ll ‘catch them young’ for the Black Stars – Mahama promises homegrown players for senior national team

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John Dramani Mahama

4 months ago
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The flagbearer for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) John Dramani Mahama is promising a total overhauling of the senior national team, the Black Stars after their shambolic performance at the ongoing AFCON 2023 in Ivory Coast.

"We just came from the Africa Cup of Nations, and we performed abysmally and disastrously," he said.

Adding that, "We performed abysmally because we are not growing our football and so we are going to work with the Ghana Football Association to start catching them young so that we can train them and give them to local teams to gain experience before if they want to travel abroad, they can travel.”

Mr Mahama who was speaking at a campaign tour in the Nothern region said his next government will revamp the team by ensuring homegrown players for the Black Stars.

"We will build the new Black Stars based on homegrown players. Domestic players who have trained together for a long time and work as a team and then we will bring the foreign players to come and blend with them," he continued.

"If you bring only foreign players, they don't play together and play in their teams and then when it's time for competition and tell them to come and play, it won't work. The core of the Black Stars must be made of domestic players.”

"We are going to overhaul Ghana football in collaboration with the Football Association." He promised.  

 

source: Theannouncergh.com