Assistant Ghana coach George Boateng offers advice to local players

Assistant coach of the Black Stars, George Boateng, has advised locally-based players to take their chances when invited to to the senior national team. 

According to the former Middlesbrough midfielder, Ghana Premier League players have to be brave when they get the chance with the Black Stars.

“Afriyie Barnieh has been with us, Dennis Korsah has been with us a couple of times… for them it’s about trying to make amends,” he started.

“I said in my interview last week that when they are coming to the Black Stars they’re not coming to make the numbers. They’re coming to impress and take the shirt and we try to give the local player an extra confidence and believe that they are good enough otherwise they wouldn’t be with us.

“I understand that the gaps can be big because you’ve players playing in the [English] Premier League you’ve Thomas Partey, you’ve players at Ajax, Strasbourg so, you know we’ve some big players yet I think if you’re a local player and you come to the Black Stars you should have no fear.

“We’re scouting and we know we’ve done our homework and we’ve seen talents and we believe that you can do it so come and show your best and try to take the shirt,” he added.

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