■ GFA asked me to bring the boys to play for Black Stars but they said their lives will be in jeopardy – Kennedy Agyapong
Member of Parliament of Ghana for Assin North, Hon. Kennedy Agyapong revealed Ghana Football Association, GFA knocked his door for help. According to the maverick MP, the GFA came to hime to convince ‘the boys’ to play for Ghana Black Stars. But all of them rejected his plea, raising concerns about the media.
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There have been countless media reportage of young Ghanaians playing out side the country not willing to play for the senior team. A player like Salisu who is with English team, Southampton said some people asked him money when he wanted to play Salisu was asked to pay money before he could play for U20 Black Stars
Some also raised legitimate concerns that they will play for Black Stars if Chris Hughton is made Head Coach Callum Hudson Odoi willing to play for Ghana Black Stars if Chris Hughton is made Head Coach
But details given by Kennedy Agyapong reveals there is more to what most of these youngsters have been saying. Speaking on GTV Breakfast Show, the Assin North MP bravery said the boys were not willing to play because of Ghana media. The boys said they will not because looking at the way some former players like Asamoah Gyan were chastised, they will rather stay at their clubs than play for Ghana.
“GFA, they came to me to convince the boys to play for Ghana because I’m very close to the boys to them. They said no. They said I don’t want to go and make a mistake like Asamoah Gyan. The way Ghanaians will chastise me” watch video below