Foreign players who are bench warmers must lose their positions to local players – Bechem United coach Kasim Mingle

Bechem United coach Kasim Ocansey Mingle has called on the Black Stars technical team to sideline foreign-based players who are bench warmers at their clubs in the upcoming national assignments.

The Black Stars will play Madagascar and Central African Republic in qualifiers next month before traveling to Japan for the four-nation tournament.

Ahead of the various international assignments, Otto Addo has named 33-man squad which includes two local players.

Hearts of Oak star Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Bechem United’s Augustine Okrah are the only local players in the list.

In an interview with Akoma FM in Kumasi, Kasim Mingle said it is about time foreign players who are bench warmers at their clubs lose their positions to local players who are playing regularly.

“At national teams, no one has automatic place. But it’s unfortunate when these (local players) get invited, they are not given the chance to play, they don’t even get call ups again”

“Foreign players who don’t get playing time but only warm the bench should lose their positions to the local players who are playing regularly” he said.

 

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