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Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah opens up on why he overlooks local players

By Michael Duah
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah explains why he overlooks local players
Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah explains why he overlooks local players

Head coach of Black Stars James Kwesi Appiah has explained he does not call-up locally-based players because there is no competitive football in the country.


Ghana's domestic leagues were suspended following the revelations of the Anas number 12 documentary in June.

The piece by the investigative journalist caught several top Ghana Football Association officials and referees involved in alleged bribery and corruption practices.

“There is no competition going on in the country so what do you base on to call the local players?.” Appiah said in the media.

“It is difficult to call them once there is no league ongoing” he added.

Meanwhile, a special championship confirmed to take off next month, will mark the return of local competitive action for the first time since June.

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After a six-month break, competitive football in Ghana will resume in January, the Normalisation Committee for the nation's sport announced last week.

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