We will go out of our way for foreign-born players - Afriyie

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The chairman of the Black Stars management committee has pledged his total support for plans to hunt for foreign-born players of Ghanaian descent

Vice chairman of the Ghana Football Association, George Afriyie, has backed coach Kwesi Appiah's plans to pursue foreign-born players of Ghanaian origin.

According to Appiah, his outfit has pencilled down between eight and 10 players for a possible switch of international allegiance.

This, the 56-year-old hopes, will broaden the pool of players in a bid to increase competition in the Black Stars.

"The policy of the GFA has always been the same - that if there is a Ghanaian somewhere capable of adding quality to the Black Stars, we are ready to make the necessary approach," Afriyie said, according to KweseESPN.

"We are guided by quality and we as administrators will facilitate that. 

"We will go out of our way to ensure that if these players are available and willing to play for Ghana, we will go out of our way to convince [them] to play for the country."

Top on the list of players are Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams, Manchester United youngster Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Germany under-21 star Gideon Jung. All three players have already turned down a first Ghana approach.

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"We have met the parents of Inaki Williams in recent times," Afriyie added.

Netherlands under-21 defender Derrick Luckassen and Italy youth right-back Claud Adjapong are also on the radar of the Black Stars.

 

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