Grant: All Ghanaians have equal Black Stars opportunity

Black Stars coach Avram Grant has rejected reports of deliberately turning a deaf ear towards the exploits of players in the local topflight.

The Israeli has been widely criticised for snubbing home-based players, with Wafa prodigy Samuel Tetteh the only outfield player to have earned a call up for Ghana’s last assignment in the 2018 Fifa World Cup qualifiers with Comoros last year.

Goalkeepers Fatau Dauda of Ashanti Gold and Wa All Stars of Richard Ofori were the other two to have been selected for the fixture.

“I like the league very much, but I must say when I come to the Black Stars, every Ghanaian around the world is a Ghanaian,” Grant said.

“I don’t divide them into local, Asia, Europe or Africa. Everybody has a chance.

“We are following everybody. We have assistants who follow everybody.

“Everybody who is good and shows ambition and desire to be in the Black Stars will be given a chance.”

Grant, in the coming days, is expected to name Ghana’s squad for the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying double-header with Mozambique later this month.

The former Chelsea boss took over as Black Stars coach in December 2014, leading the side to clinch silver at the 2015 Afcon two months later.

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