Emmanuel Agyemang Badu former Black Stars player has bravery revealed that the local based players are not needed during qualifiers because of the pressure it contains.
Most of the African countries have given their local based players the platform to showcase their talent during an international duties in African terrain unlike Ghana.
Ghana have won the AFCON title on four occasions with local based players and local coach.
According to the former Ghanaian international who currently play his club football for Chinese based Qingdao FC says the qualifiers matches in Africa is very different and it need to be played with some particular players.
During an interview with the former Udinese midfielder he said, “To be honest with you, playing qualifiers in Africa is different from playing football in Europe. African terrain is different from what we are playing in Europe.
“One is that you won’t get the physique you think you will get here.
Secondly, the physique in our games here is too much in Europe. The condition and the weather are also different.
“When it comes to qualifiers there are certain kind of players which you will need them to play but when you are going to World Cup obviously you will need some experience players who plays in Europe for that kind of the of the white men character but frican terrain with African qualifiers and African Cup you will need a certain kind of players.
After this statement, the host of the show asked “Is this the time to integrate more of our locally based players into the main Black Stars?”
Agyemang Badu replied “it is agreed but not in the qualifiers with a pressure like this because during my playing time in Brekum Arsenal we were competing with those playing at Chelsea, Juventus in the national team and you could see that it was a chance but I’m not sure that the coach will choose me over Essien in some qualification games against Ivory Coast or Cameroon to face Yahaya Toure at that time whiles Essien is fit but we were featured in some qualification games when we have scored three or four goals already.
“If we don’t give them that courage with the friendly matches with some matches which are not too high profile then what will happen when we give them the qualifiers that contains a lot of pressure.”