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Black Stars: Use former players to recruit foreign-born Ghanaians – Anthony Baffoe

Former Ghana international, Anthony Baffoe believes the GFA should contract retired and renowned Black Stars players as ambassadors whose duty will be to convince foreign-born players to represent the country of their parents.

A number of Ghanaian players abroad have in recent times rejected invitations to represent the country at the international team level.

Baffoe who was the first foreign-born Ghanaian to represent Ghana’s Black Stars is convinced the right personnel and structures must be used to execute the process.

“It is a process trying to bring in players who were born abroad like me.

“Don’t forget that they didn’t grow up here and I have had these discussions with Kurt Okraku.

“It’s important to have ambassadors like Stephen Appiah, Eric Addo in Holland, Hans Sarpei and Otto in Germany and the likes of Razak Pimpong in Denmark.

“Symbols like Essien and Asamoah Gyan whose names still resonate in world football.

“We have had that discussion and it’s important to have a focal point in Europe.

“You cannot convince someone who has lived all his abroad to come and play for Ghana tomorrow.

“It does no work like that,” he told Citi Sports.



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