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Thirty Ghanaian players to join European clubs January

Published on: 25 November 2010

Thirty Ghanaian players will join European clubs in January if the Ghana Football Association (GFA) approves their International Transfer Certificates (ITC).

Twenty two players will join clubs in various divisions in Italy if their quests for free transfers are substantiated.

Four players have also applied to join clubs Germany on a free transfer while a similar number are seeking moves to Belgium.

It will be the largest number of Ghanaian players moving to join European clubs at a go if all the moves are approved.

The players seem to have been successful in trails as free agents but the Italian, Germany and Belgian football federations as well as Fifa want to confirm their status with their former clubs in Ghana if any.

The GFA wants clubs who have claims against any of the 30 players to contest the issue before the 10 December.

If approved it will drastically boost the number of Ghanaian players in Europe and widen the net of players seeking places in the various Ghana national teams.

The number will add to a few who will join those who are expected to move directly from Ghanaian clubs to European teams.

While it will delight those seeking more Ghanaian players in the Europeans league, adherents of the local league would say it will further deplete the weak Ghana Premier League.

LIST OF 30 PLAYERS SEEKING MOVES TO EUROPE

ITALY PLAYERS: QUAYE DANIEL, TAWIAH DANIEL, SODOKE THOMAS, BOATENG YAW, AGYEKUM BENJAMIN, KRAH AKWESI ISHMAEL, ABUBAKAR ABDUL RAZAK, SACKEY SAMUEL ASSAN, OWUSU KOFI, AMPOFO KOFI, SEIDU ALI , OSUMAN ABASS, ABDULAI MOHAMMED, DOGBE VINCENT FIAMENYO, YEBOAH OLIVER TAKYI, SAANI MOHAMMED, AGYIRI EDWARD, AGYEMAN YEBOAH CHRISTIAN, OWUSU NANA APPIAH, ESSEL SAANI, OWUSU MICHAEL ERNEST LARBI, MARFO SAMUEL OWUSU.

GERMANY PLAYERS: OWUSU OBED, APPIAH CHARLES, SINARE SUFYAN, ISSAH USEEF

BELGIUM PLAYERS: LARYEA DANIEL SOWAH, DIMMIE BUKARI GODWIN, DAPAAH STEPHEN, YEBOAH SAMUEL OWUSU

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  • Rastaman says:
    November 25, 2010 03:50 pm
    Good newz!! Keep it up Ghanaians!!
  • Chrish says:
    November 25, 2010 03:56 pm
    Oho! I don't think is bad though in as far as the contracts are genuine. I think Brazilians move more than any other country. The only suggestion that the FA should really keep track record of our players. I think now I have to add my view for once to Sabacious concerning Buaben and this Ghana-Norway keeper. What is the FA doing?
  • ZUBI IN ZOGBELI says:
    November 25, 2010 04:54 pm
    THATS FINE BUT I HOPE THEY DONT GO THERE IN MIND THAT THEY ARE GOING TO PLAY INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL TO THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HEADING TO
  • jay t says:
    November 25, 2010 05:04 pm
    make us proud
  • Seidu says:
    November 25, 2010 05:48 pm
    It's good! More Ghanaian players must move to EPL or SPL
  • SAMMY HEYWOOD OKINE says:
    November 25, 2010 06:17 pm
    YOU CAN"T STOP THE EXODUS BAND WAGON............ITS GOOD FOR GH.
  • KK says:
    November 25, 2010 08:19 pm
    Did somebody say good news? No not in your wildest dreamZ. These are potential benchwarmers in Europe. They will join the likes of Muntary, Painstil, Dramani, Agyeman-Badu etc. on the bench, depriving our local leagues of excitement. THIS IS FOOTBALL SLAVERY. I BELIEVE WE CAN CURB IT.
  • rahim says:
    November 26, 2010 12:21 am
    Aaba!! This is too much..i think this type of modified modern slavery is v.v.v.very expensiously dismeritous towards the growth of our local league. I think the GFA should have a screenified control over these numbers.
  • dr edusei says:
    November 26, 2010 04:52 am
    this is no modern slavery. you probably living abroad. why dont you leave and go back home.the transfer fees is how the teams make money to recuit more talented players. Your thinking and ideas is so backward. thank God our players are lucky to make it abroad. I hope the trend continues. Local league will get better if they start showing iton TV.
  • Rahim says:
    November 26, 2010 07:19 am
    @dr edusei... U dont seem to know much about the local league..n i dont think u wld even have the appetite to watch it when it is telecasted on tv..Have U ever try to find out WHY our league is so UGLY???
  • Unknown says:
    November 26, 2010 09:15 am
    Wow.. That is a lot of names but I wonder which clubs contracted them and what their ages are.
  • me says:
    November 26, 2010 10:29 am
    pls someone help me out, where is Prince Buabeng?
  • awonekai says:
    January 09, 2011 09:29 am
    GPL is dead, these guys shd be made to play at least 3 seasons before moving abroad.anyway Ghana man cann't resist money.
  • sarfo fredrick says:
    March 07, 2012 07:44 pm
    well....its good to go there and we are all praying for them whiles we are also training to be there one day