Ashanti Gold defender Augustine Sefa justifies local players decisions to leave for mediocre foreign clubs

AshantiGold defender Augustine Sefa has justified local the decision of local players in seeking for greener pastures in other African countries, claiming local clubs can’t satisfied their needs.

The major challenge bedeviling the Ghana Premier League for the past decades has been the player exodus with countries like Vietnam, DR Congo, India and Israel being the major beneficiaries.

The massive player exodus has affected the quality of the local top-flight championship as followers of the local game have expressed their worry over the current situations facing the Ghana Premier League.

And Augustine Sefa, a member of AshantiGold’s 2014/15 league winning team says local clubs can’t satisfy the local players’ needs hence their decision to seek for greener pastures elsewhere.

‘Money is the solution to problems, so it doesn’t matter where a player would end up plying his trade, whether in Darfur or Mauritania. So far as the player will be paid in dollars as a foreigner it worth it,’ he told Asempa FM.

‘Players in the Ghana Premier League are breadwinners of their families. For instance for now everybody knows Ashgold players have won the league, so everything is okay, but it is not and when you tell them they doubt.’

A total of about 50 players have left the shores of Ghana to ply their trade in other African countries such as Sudan, DR Congo, Morocco, Egypt and other lowly-ranked European countries.

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