News Live Scores

Ghana fans want GPL quota for Black Stars

2:52 AM MYT 30/11/2017
Latif Blessing of Liberty Professionals
Goal readers have overwhelmingly voted for a GPL quota to ensure local players are represented with the national side

The representation of players from the Ghana Premier League in the Black Stars setup has been a hot talking point in recent years.

All recent national team coaches have come in for criticism for overlooking players shining in the domestic top flight in favour for foreign-based players, with Kwesi Appiah’s last squad including just one player from the domestic league.

There have been some calls from GPL enthusiasts to introduce a quota of local players for the national team, to ensure that the division is consistently represented in the national side.

And this initiative has received overwhelming support from Goal readers.

In a recent poll, we asked whether Black Stars fans would back any potential quota to ensure a certain volume of local players are named in each squad.

You replied in your droves, with 71 percent of respondents backing the notion of a GPL quota for the national side.

This left only 29 percent of those who replied keen on the GFA introducing such a measure.

Goal readers have spoken and left no doubt as to whether they’d want an enforced volume of local players in the squad, but will the federation take note and consider any potential proposals?