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“We will overhaul Ghana football with GFA & build Black Stars with homegrown players – John Mahama

Following the Black Stars’ appalling performance at AFCON 2023, former president of Ghana and National Democratic Congress flagbearer John Dramani Mahama has offered a solution to bring football back to the nation.

The former president claims that his government will work with the Ghana Football Association to assemble a team with a nucleus from the national league.

In order to give them the proper exposure before going overseas, he also expressed the aim to develop indigenous players and present them to the appropriate local clubs.

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

“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,” he added.

John Mahama believes the right balance between homegrown players and foreign-based players will help build a strong national team.

“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 individual 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 said.

Credit: Kessben



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