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We Will Build a New Black Stars with Domestic Players- John Mahama

The recent elimination of the Black Stars in the group stages at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) marks the third time Ghana has failed to progress to the knockout phase of a major tournament in three years.

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said he will revitalize the Black Stars by focusing on home-based players if elected.

The former president, who is seeking re-election in the upcoming elections, commented on the performance of the Black Stars while speaking at a town hall meeting on his Building Ghana Tour in the Northern region. In his approach, the NDC flag bearer suggested that he would prioritize local talents to enhance the performance of the Black Stars

“We will build the new Black Stars based on homegrown players, domestic players who have trained together for a long time and work as a team and then bring the foreign ones to come and blend with them, ” he stated.

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Mahama added that “the core of the Black Stars must be made by domestic players who have played together for a long time”.

The recent elimination of the Black Stars in the group stages at the ongoing African Cup of Nations (AFCON) marks the third time Ghana has failed to progress to the knockout phase of a major tournament in three years.

In 2021, Ghana exited the AFCON group stage after a 3-2 loss to first-timers Comoros at Garoua in Cameroon. At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, they also failed to advance from the group stage following a 2-0 loss to Uruguay at the Al Janoub stadium.

Mahama believes, however, that with his plans and collaboration with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ghana Blacks Stars would be revived to regain its glory.

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