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Akufo-Addo commends the Ghana Football Association for persuading European-born players to play for Ghana.

President Nana Akufo-Addo says the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has done exceptionally well in persuading foreign-born players to play for the Black Stars.

He believes that the national team deserves to be represented by the best Ghanaians, including those in exile.

The Black Stars squad has been bolstered by five new players who switched nationalities earlier this year from various European countries.

Inaki Williams is from Spain, Tariq Lamptey is from England, and Patrick Pfeiffer, Stephan Ambrosius, and Ransford Yeboah is from Germany.

Following a meeting of the GFA’s Executive Council last Thursday, Akufo-Addo praised the FA for their role in attracting foreign-born players 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.

“I think you have done very well to go out there to convince them to come and play for us and it couldn’t have been any better so as Politicians, football administrators, let’s help them to settle and enjoy their trade.

“Our bid is to create the right conditions for them to excel, that is what we have to do because undoubtedly Ghana football is among the best in the World.”

Meanwhile, the President cautioned the GFA not to interfere with the Black Stars’ technical team’s preparations for the 2022 World Cup.

Ghana has been drawn in a difficult group with Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea for the upcoming tournament in Qatar.

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