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Charles Akonnor reveals ‘Nigerian model’ in Black Stars approach

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Head coach Charles Akonnor has revealed his plans towards strengthening the Black Stars team.

The coach in an interview with Starr FM opened up on his admiration of Nigeria’s approach in wooing their foreign-born players to represent the country.

Nigeria in recent times has succeeded in getting some of their foreign-based nationals eligible to feature for European national teams to play for the Super Eagles.

The list includes Alex Iwobi, Ola Aina, Semi Ajayi, Maduka Okoye, and Leon Balogun.

“The most important thing is those who were born in Europe. Some of them are eager to play for the Black Stars, “

“That is what we want to do. Look at Nigeria, I think they have done that in a very nice way”, Akonnor told Starr FM.

He went on to admit that Ghana has adopted the same approach as he attempts to boost the team’s available talents.

“They have brought a lot of guys who were born in Europe and the Nigerian team is now transformed so we are trying to do the same with the national team.”

Meanwhile, the Black Stars have had its fair share of European-born Ghanaians choosing to play for the West African country but largely unsuccessful.

Adam Kwarasey, Kevin Prince Boateng, Emmanuel Frimpong, and Quincy Owusu Abeyie is among some players to have played for the Ghanaian national team.


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