Thursday, April 18

John Dramani Mahama Promises to Revamp Black Stars with Home-Grown Talent

In a bid to rejuvenate the national football team, the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) 2024 flagbearer, John Dramani Mahama, has announced plans to build a new era of the Black Stars with a focus on home-grown players. The announcement was made during the Northern Region leg of his “Building The Ghana We Want Tour,” as he campaigns to become the next President of Ghana, seeking to succeed outgoing President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The Black Stars have faced significant challenges in recent years, culminating in a disappointing first-round exit from the 2023 AFCON in Cote D’Ivoire. With three winless outings, Ghana’s national team failed to advance past the group stage for the second consecutive edition of the tournament.

Addressing a gathered crowd, Mr John Dramani Mahama expressed his commitment to transforming the Black Stars by relying on domestic talent that has excelled in the revamped Ghanaian football structure.

“We will build the new Black Stars based on homegrown players. Domestic players who have trained together for a long time and work as a team, and then we will bring in the foreign ones to blend with them,” Mahama stated emphatically.

He emphasized the importance of creating a cohesive team with a core of domestic players who have played together extensively. Mahama outlined his vision for overhauling Ghanaian football in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association.

“The core of the Black Stars must be made up of domestic players who have played together for a long time… We are going to overhaul Ghana football in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association,” Mahama declared.

This announcement comes at a crucial time for Ghanaian football, with fans and stakeholders eagerly awaiting positive changes to reinvigorate the national team. As the political campaign intensifies, Mahama’s promise to prioritize home-grown talent in the revival of the Black Stars has ignited discussions among football enthusiasts, raising hopes for a brighter future for Ghanaian football on the international stage.