Experienced goalkeeper Fatau Dauda has encouraged local players listed for Black Stars duties to be confident in expressing their abilities on the field.
In recent years, home-based players called into the Ghana senior national team squad hardly break into the starting lineup
Speaking on the worrying occurrence, Dauda, who was once the Black Stars first-choice shot-stopper, suggested that the locals have the quality to compete at high levels with the foreign-based players but all they need is self-belief.
“If I tell you the coaches are not playing the boys then I am a liar. It is about individuals. If I am a coach and I tell you to go and do something if you don’t have the confidence you can’t do it.
“We the players need to encourage ourselves and tell ourselves that we can do it.
“When you go to the [national team] camp, listen to what the coach is telling you to do on the pitch and you can do it,” the Legon Cities goalkeeper stated on Joy Sports Link.
Fatau Dauda, 34, made his debut appearance in the Black Stars in 2008 and went on to play for Ghana at the Africa Nations Cup and 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.