Ghana legend Reverend Osei Kofi claims players bribe coaches to get into the Black Stars, claiming â€˜cash â€˜naâ€™ hand back â€˜naâ€™ floorâ€™ syndrome is prevalent in the national team.
The former Kotoko trainer however fell short of providing names of such players who bribe their way into the Black Stars.
The former Ghana star man claims players pay bribes to coaches to weave their way into the Black Stars.
â€œDuring our time, selection into the Black Stars was on merit. It was not like recent years that money is collected from players in order to select them into the national team, he told Metro fm.
â€œIt is now cash â€˜naâ€™ hand back â€˜naâ€™ floor situation. Which means money is paid for selection to be made.
â€œIn our days things were in a very strict manner because Ohene Djan, the then Director of Sports made things work in a genuine way.
â€œI know Kwesi Appiah will do the right thing to make Ghana excel in the World Cup.â€
Reports about players bribing their way into the Black Stars is not new but some affected players have refused to openly come out due to fear of victimization.
Switzerland-based Ishmael Yartey accused Sellas Tetteh of taking bribes from Ghana U20 players in 2009 and only recently earned a return to the Black Stars.
Italy-based goalkeeper Alima Moro also accused Anthony Edusei of taken money from her in exchange for a place in the Black Queens squad in 2011.
There is deep seated suspicion that local coaches in Ghana take bribes from agents, parents and club owners for their wards to gain places in the various national teams.