Simba SC midfielder Bernard Morrison has taken a subtle jab at Ghana captain Andre Ayew, saying he can do better than “guys who play in Qatar”.
The Black Stars captain signed for Qatari Champions Al Sadd over the summer after running down his deal with Swansea City.
The 31-year-old has been on fire since the start of the season; scoring four goals in five games.
But not everyone is happy about the fact he’s playing in Qatar and getting Black Stars call-up.
28-year-old Morrison, who is frustrated players based in Africa don’t receive national team call-ups often, has expressed his anger at the handlers of the national team.
“I can do a great job than most of the guys who play in Qatar,” he claimed in an interview, quoted by SoccerScenes Africa & Globe.
“If you call someone for the Black Stars who plays in Qatar, why not me too?
“We play the same-sized football. It’s really a shame for us playing in Africa.
“This is why I admire South Africa, Egypt, Zambia, they call anyone who deserves it, not just because you are outside the African continent.
“For Black Stars, they call players who are goalkeepers in Africa.
“The previous coach used to call players who played in Africa, as a result, they earned moves abroad.
“Look at Jonathan Mensah, the Guy was playing for Ghana while he was still playing in South Africa PSL, at Free State Stars.
“We don’t actually need these foreign coaches whose eyes are always in Europe.
“I believe we are more hungrier than them. I would play my heart out for this nation. We need help to stop being overlooked like this.
“Look, Nigeria has many good players, but when I check their list, they have played players who play in their league and in PSL, as long you are good.
“Look at Emmanuel Emenike. He used to play not even for a PSL team, but a second division team in South Africa.
“He went on to be the best striker in Nigeria national team as he also moved to Turkey.”
There are four Ghana-based players in Milovan Rajevac’s squad that will play Zimbabwe in the 3rd and 4th rounds of the 2022 World Cup qualifying.