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Akufo-Addo praises GFA for convincing Europe-born players to play for Ghana

He feels that the greatest Ghanaians, especially those living abroad, need to play for the national team.

Five new players who switched nationalities from various European nations earlier this year have bolstered the Black Stars team.

These include the trio made up of Patrick Pfeiffer, Stephan Ambrosius, and Ransford Yeboah as well as Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey, and Inaki Williams, all of Spanish descent.

Following a meeting last Thursday, Akufo-Addo addressed the GFA Executive Council and thanked the FA for helping to recruit players of foreign birth to play for Ghana.

“I have a lot of confidence in the players that are being selected and I am happy that many of our Ghanaian players in the diaspora under your leadership are being brought in to play for the Black Stars,” he said, as quoted by Footballghana.

It couldn’t have been any better, therefore as politicians and football administrators, let’s enable them to settle and enjoy their trade. I think you did a great job convincing them to come and play for us.

“Our goal is to create the ideal environment for them to succeed. We must achieve this because Ghanaian football is unquestionably among the greatest in the world.”

In the meantime, the President gave the GFA advice not to obstruct the Black Stars’ technical staff’s preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

For the forthcoming tournament in Qatar, Ghana is placed in a challenging group with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea.

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