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Negative reportage reason behind rejection from foreign based players – Fred Pappoe

Black Stars Management Commitee Member, Fred Pappoe, has disclosed negative reportage on social media is one of the major reasons Ghanaian players born abroad reject Black Stars Call-ups.

The current Ghana Football Association [GFA] leadership has been on a mission to convince Ghanaian players born abroad to switch allegiance and feature for the Black Stars.

The exercise is however yet to yield any fruits as the earmarked targets have still not switched allegiance to Ghana.

Brighton right back Tariq Lamptey, Arsenal’s forward Eddie Nketiah, and Chelsea, Callum Hudson-Odoi amongst a host of others have been in talks with the FA for a very long-time but these talks are yet to yield any meaningful results.

But Former GFA Vice President believes the negative commentaries on social media has contributed largely to the players opting against representing Ghana.

“If you have a situation where people go on social media, people are at liberty to express their views on social media and consistently advise the players not to come and play for Ghana. All these things are bound to have an effect on them, ” Pappoe told JoySports.

“I am sure you’ve seen a lot of those comments on social media all over the place. We read all those things, we see all those things and I am sure the boys also read all those things,”