Yusif Chibsah calls for implementation of quota system for locally-based players
Ex-Black Stars and Kumasi Asante Kotoko player, Yusif Chibsah, has called for the implementation of a quota system for locally based players to the national team under Coach Chris Hughton’s regime.
Chibsah’s declaration comes on the back of the Black Stars technical team’s regular visits to Ghana Premier League match venues this season.
For him, that was a good sign from a coach that was bent on giving local players a chance in the national team.
In an interview, Chibsah stated that he expects to see Chris Hughton’s next call-up for the two AFCON qualifiers in June and September, give opportunities to locally based players.
“For me, if we want to create an opportunity or an avenue for our local players in the domestic league to have places in the national team, we must have a quota for them.
“We can give a quota to the players in the local league. We CAN make sure that out of 20 or something players called up to the Black Stars, there should be a percentage, maybe one or two per cent quota for the locally based players.
“We all know that not all players get to play when they come to the national team, and if we want to be fair and judge players based on their performance, then we would always go with the foreign based players but we have local players who are upcoming talents that needs to be given the opportunity to be part of the national team, it will serve as a learning process for them.”
He said anytime, there’s a call up and we have one or two local players, it gives the others the motivation to play better with the mindset of getting call-ups to the national team,” he stated. —Citinewsroom