New Coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, Kwesi Appiah has begun setring his sights on a chase for foreign-born players of Ghanaian origin.The re-appointed trainer revealed he has penciled down between eight to 10 players who could make nationality switch in favour of the Black Stars.
“If there are players born outside or who grew up outside and they can add to the quality of the team then you must make the effort,” Appiah told KweseESPN.
“There are about eight to ten players that I have given to the GFA to make enquiries about how we can get them on our side.
“If they are good enough, we want them to play for Ghana. That has to be my priority as Ghana coach.”
Manchester United and Netherlands youth defender Timothy Fosu Mensah, Inaki Williams of Athletic Bilbao and Germany under-21 star Gideon Jung are high on the said list.
Italy youth defender Claud Adjapong, who has already been contacted by the GFA and 18-year-old Kevin Danso of Augsburg and Austria’s youth set up as well as AZ Alkmaar defender and Netherlands under-21 stalwart Derrick Luckassen could also be targeted on this mission.
Some players who have switched international allegiance to the Black Stars in recent times include Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, Adam Kwarasey, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Emmanuel Frimpong