Local Black Stars promised for success

Mhtm1CHAIRMAN of the Local Black Stars of Ghana’s CHAN team, Fred Pappoe believes the players are good enough to play for the main stream Black Stars.

He has insisted that some of his lads can walk into the senior team. The side is currently in preps to feature in the COSAFA Cup in South Africa.

“I believe that there are few players in the CHAN team who command places in any 21-man or 23-man team named for the main Black Stars team but of course, that is left to the discretion of the man Black Stars coach and to an extent, the coach of the CHAN (since he assists the Black Stars coach),” Pappoe said.

The entire team is based atf Obuasi ahead of their trip down south before kick off on May 17. Key players among the squad are the Ghana top flight’s goal king Nathaniel Asamoah as well as Fatau Dauda, who is not a stranger to the Black Stars — Asamoah has had a call-up into the Stars before, but did not get capped.

Speaking to Citi FM, Pappoe cooled down talk again of establishing a player quota system that will ensure players from the domestic leagues get a fixed number of slots in the Stars setup.

“Even though I believe some of the players are good for the main team, I do not also believe in the quota system.” “There are players who can break into the main Stars team and they have shown enough to play. I think that the coaches should pay more attention to the local league and the activities of the CHAN team. When that is done, they will be convinced of the talents around.”

The COSAFA Cup will be a preparatory tournament for the CHAN 2016 qualifiers which begins later this year.

From Times Sports Desk

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