The local players can only justify themselves in the Black Stars only when coach Otto Addo give them enough playing time says Karela United head coach, Bismark Kobby-Mensah.
This comes after Black Stars coach Otto Addo dropped all the local-based players from the team’s camp ahead of 2023 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Central African Republic.
Hearts of Oak duo of Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Dennis Korsah were axed from the Black Stars final squad for the trip alongside in-form Bechem United attacker Augustine Okrah.
Since their drop from the Black Stars squad, Ghanaians have criticized coach Otto Addo and his technical team for their action.
Also sharing his opinion on the issue, coach Bismark Kobby-Mensah believes the ejection of the local based players without a game time was uncalled for and it is something that dent the image of the Ghana Premier League.
“Inviting local players to the Black Stars and not giving them game time is bad for the image of the Ghana Premier League”, the former Bechem United gaffer said this while speaking on Takoradi-based Connect FM.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars have landed in Central African Republic for the second game of the 2023 AFCON qualifiers after taming Madagascar in the first game at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium.
Coach Otto Addo and his charges will then travel to Japan for a four-nation tournament against Chile, Tunisia and the Asian country from June 10-14, 2022.
The tournament will serve as preparation for the Black Stars ahead of the 2022 Word Cup in Qatar slated for November 28.
Ghana will be traveling for the tournament without Orlando Pirates goalkeeper, Richard Ofori due to injury but had been replaced by Asante Kotoko goalie Danlad Ibrahim.
Also to miss the Central African Republic fixture is Celta Vigo defender Joseph Aidoo who is out injured.