Ghana FA technical chief urges fans to measure criticism of Avram Grant over local players snub

Avram Grant

Avram Grant

Ghana FA technical director Francis Oti Akenteng has urged for fans’ patience on the debate over quota selection system for local players, insisting the demand is premature.

The experienced football administrator says it’s unfair for fans to criticize Avram Grant after the Israeli overlooked locals in his squad to face Senegal and Mali in an international friendly this month.

Only Ashantigold goalkeeper Fatau Dauda caught the attention of the 60-year-old in his latest squad which has sparked uproar over supposed neglect of local players in the Black Stars.

Chairman of the Premier League Board, Welbeck Abra-Appiah is at loggerhead with the country’s federation president Kwesi Nyantakyi amid claims and counter claims over the selectionn quota for local players in the team.

But Ghana FA technical director Francis Oti Akenteng is urging for cool heads as the former Chelsea trainer will require time to select any local player into his team.

“I think he has had the opportunity to witness only two local league matches. I don’t think it is even enough. Let us give him the opportunity and the time and see what he can do. For now it is too early,” Akenteng told Starr Sports

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