Ghanaian goal poacher Abdul Majeed Waris has said politics in selecting players for the Black Stars is the reason for the national team’s setbacks.
The Black Stars of Ghana has not been able to lay hands on continental trophy after clinching the 1982 AFCON in Libya.
Ghana has been able to reach the finals of the AFCON on five occasions but has failed to clinch the trophy, losing the recent finals to Egypt and Ivory Coast in 2010 and 2015 respectively.
Black Stars and Jiangsu Sunning midfielder Mubarak Wakaso recently stated that Ghana’s two biggest political parties NPP and NDC are the cause for the Black Stars trophy drought.
However, RS Strasbourg striker Abdul Majeed Waris has waded to the argument, stressing that politics in players selection for the Black Stars is the major cause of the national team’s setbacks.
“I saw Mubarak Wakaso making a comment that political aspect is affecting the Black Stars. I feel that it is not the political thing that is affecting the performance of the players on the field because politics does not play football.
“I think with the national team the politics affects the selection of players.With me they call you from Europe when you’re performing and always drop you like a scapegoat for players who do not even play half a season and I’m not going to talk about myself alone.
“I feel the political aspect of player selection is something that is affecting the Black Stars. The selection is not based on your performance, it’s only based on politics in the team and I think it is something that affects us at tournaments because that’s the biggest stage that everyone wants to be part and that’s also when the politics get in a lot”, Warris told Saddick Adams in an interview.
Majeed Waris has been with the Black Stars since 2012, capping 31 times with over 4 goals.
He currently plays for French Ligue 1 outfit Strasbourg on loan from Portuguese giant FC Porto.