Athletics News of Tuesday, 22 September 2020
Previous Ghana global Nii Odartey Lamptey has said that until eventually some radical improvements come about in Ghana soccer, the nation will wrestle to influence footballers born abroad to perform for the state.
Odartey laments that the procedure meted out to ex-footballers will often discourage other people from actively playing for the place.
In accordance to him the European-based players have taken cues from the nation’s cure of retired gamers and are not completely ready to swap nationality to Ghana.
Ghana was on the heels on Anderlecht youngster Jeremy Doku to have him change allegiance to the region but the pursuit finished in futility soon after the winger made his Belgium debut previously this thirty day period.
Odartey Lamptey has revealed the dad and mom of the participant have been towards him participating in for Ghana.
He alleges that the parents were being worried that their son could finish up as 1 of people gamers who switched nationality to Ghana but regretted their final decision.
“I went to Belgium and I met Doku and his parents and we had interactions. You could really feel his mom and dad didn’t want him to participate in for Ghana.”, he advised Ahomka FM.
“Even in this country, look at how we treat all those who played for the region and have now resigned. Why would a father or mother who gave delivery to a son in Europe make it possible for him to enjoy for Ghana? What this implies is that we want to alter a large amount of items really fast to be capable to encourage these young ones to come and participate in for us”.
For a gentleman who after lived beneath the hype of ‘the next Pele’, it will not be out of spot for Lamptey to have a son who will get immediately after him and perform soccer.
But Odartey suggests he will not make it possible for any son of his to participate in for Ghana right up until there is a change in how countrywide group gamers are handled.
Lamptey factors that a conclusion to enjoy for Ghana or not will be at the discretion of his son but his tips as a father and ex-Ghana star will be for him to decide a unique state.
“I will permit him make his possess choice but if I comprehend that factors have not transformed, I won’t make it possible for him. He will consider his have final decision but for me, if the process is nonetheless like this, I will notify him not to enjoy for Ghana”, he mentioned.
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