August 28

Avram Grant charges Ghana players to stay longer in local league

first_imgBlack Stars coach, Avram Grant, has offered some words of advice to local-based players over their career choices.Over the past decade, footballers in the Ghana Premier League and lower divisions have developed the strong penchant for seeking greener pastures just after probably one breakthrough season instead of probably playing a bit longer to mature before moving on to the bigger leagues in Europe and other continents.The trend over the years, has been largely attributed to low salary levels and the lack of chance to break through to the senior national team squad. It has almost looked like players get called up to the Black Stars mostly when they make the step out of the country.The 60-year-old ex-Chelsea manager has recommended that players in the domestic league stay a bit longer to mature before moving out.“If I can give them advice, sometimes it’s better to stay in the league in Ghana for one or two more years to develop before going to Europe.”“Because in football if you are good it doesn’t matter where you play everything will go on well with you.” Grant said. Grant himself, has recently come for some bashing for calling only one local goalkeeper Fatau Dauda in the Black Stars squad for last month’s friendlies with Senegal and Mali.–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmithlast_img read more