The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association, Ibrahim Sannie Daara has acknowledged that players on the local scene can justify themselves when invited to the senior national team the Black Stars.
Saanie Daara disagreed with all who make judgments that local players cannot play for the Stars when they haven’t been given the chance. According to him, there are good players in the Ghana Premier League who will be able to feature for the national side and all they need is an opportunity granted them by inviting them to the squad.
“I believe Samuel Tetteh can play for the Black Stars, he is even part of the recent squad. Samudeen Ibrahim and a lot of other players in the league will play when given the opportunity. Evan Mensah (Inter Allies), Lawson Bekui (Dreams FC) who scored a brace on Sunday and other players granted the opportunity will perform,” the FA spokesperson said.
“You are not fair when judgments are pronounced when you haven’t gifted players the opportunity to display their ability. There are a lot of players that can play for the Black Stars, not necessarily pull a chair under the table but even on the bench. The players and clubs have prepared well for the season,” he added.
The FA spokesperson explained further that there is an improvement in clubs and players’ display this league season and thinks it sends a signal that these quality players can feature for the Black Stars.
“Kotoko have an improved side as compared to last season even though the desired results is yet to be achieved. It is same with Dreams FC, a newly promoted side, Wa All Stars the League leaders performing wonders with young talents. So in my view, there is quality in the local league who can at least be substitutes in the Black Stars team,” Saanie emphasized.
Saanie Daara recently complained of excessive player exodus from Ghana, causing a decline in quality in the league but admits now that there is more to harness and develop in the local league for a later inclusion in the Black Stars.