Kwarasey & Ghana officials urged to put nation first

Former Ghana goalkeeper Abubakar Damba has called on officials of the Black Stars and Adam Kwarasey to make the national team their priority following the Norwegian-born’s imminent return to the outfit.

The Portland Timbers man has not featured with the Black Stars since the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil following issues with then technical team.

However, Kwarasey, 27, announced on Monday he had accepted a call-up for Ghana’s friendly fixture with Canada on October 13, after several months of persuasion by coach Avram Grant.

Speaking to Citi FM, Damba said it was imperative that the two parties put the past behind them for the benefit of the country.

“I think the most important thing at the moment is the nation,” Damba told the Accra-based radio station.

“It’s not the time for individual egos and all that. The player and coach should work together for the gain of the nation.

“More so, a lot of water has passed under the bridge and this should help them settle well.”

Kwarasey has been one of the best performers in Major League Soccer, keeping 11 clean sheets in 29 appearances since joining the side from Norwegian outfit Stromsgodset last December.