Former Ghanaian midfielder Derek Boateng tells the Ghana FA not to prioritise players from abroad

Derek Boateng, a former Ghanaian midfielder, has counselled the Football Association (FA) against concentrating on luring players from other countries to change their nationality and play for the Black Stars.

In an interview, Boateng noted that players who change their nationality to play for the Black Stars do have trouble making an impact since they are unfamiliar with the African environment.

Just prior to Ghana’s participation in the World Cup in Qatar, the Ghana FA just announced five players.

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Before going to the World Cup, Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey, Ransford Yeboah, and Stephan Ambrosius switched nationality to play for the Black Stars ahead of the World Cup. Since joining the national squad, Inaki Williams, who has played frequently for the Black Stars, has not had an impact.

Inaki Williams will need some time to adjust to the Black Stars, according to Derek Boateng, who has cautioned against relying too much on players from other countries.

“I believe that Inaki Williams and other players who have changed their nationality don’t really comprehend Africa; they are unaware of local events, our playing style, and other factors. Hence, I believe Inaki needs more time, but consider whether we can be patient with him. In my opinion, we shouldn’t rely on those kinds of players since they don’t comprehend our approach”, He declared.

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