Kevin-Prince Boateng has spoken on how Ghana can get players born abroad and eligible for Black Stars choose to play for Ghana at the international level.
After Ghana’s humiliating elimination from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), one of the issues up for discussion was how the likes of Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tariq Lamptey of Brighton, Ajax’s Brian Brobbey, all born abroad and Ghana eligible can help turn the situation around.
Boateng, who was also born in Germany but chose Ghana at the international stage, said the national team must be made attractive and be seen as offering a big platform to players at the international competitions like Fifa World Cup.
“You have to make it attractive to play for Ghana,” he said in a Twitter space with fans after the embarrassing 3-2 defeat to Comoros.
“Come on, Ghana is one of the biggest countries. Some of the biggest players in the world come from Ghana.
“They (Black Stars) lost against Comoros I don’t know one player from there, without being disrespectful.
“You have to make the people willing to come and play for their country. You have to win games and show them that it is good to play there, you have the big stage. Because everybody’s always like, yeah, I need the big stage.
“I didn’t think about the big stage I just kind of like found my roots and I turned out to play an amazing 2010 World Cup.
“The Ghana team that was out there wasn’t bad but they were not playing as a team. They were not playing together like you saw in the game, everybody was running around everywhere.
“Then you cannot judge the coach, you cannot judge the players, It’s like the mix of everything.”