Ghanaian players need more grooming before they play in Europe- Akaribo Soccer Academy CEO

The CEO of Akaribo Soccer Academy, Samuel Akaribo Ayouka, has bemoaned how Ghanaian local players are sold to European clubs.

He made the assertion on ‘The Legend Sports Show’ on Atinka FM hosted by Justice Adusi-Poku.

Stressing on his concern, he said the managers of Ghana’s local teams are always in a haste to sell players within and after one football season.

“This has contributed to the low recognition of the local league competition.

He added that a player needs to play more than a season before he could be sold and pointed out that the team must have a better replacement as well . “The team needS to get the technical eye to recruit better players’, he said.

Samuel Akaribo alluded to the fact that the manner in which he trains his players is enabling him to realize his ambition of mentoring academy players.

He further stated, “I have produced players such as Abdul Aziz, a left back for Real Tamale United who is currently performing admirably in the Ghana Premier League.”

He also alluded to the Ghana Premier League’s overall performance. He stated, “The league is not abysmal, but it needs greater cohesion and a unified vision.”

He further stated that certain GPL teams must incorporate technicality into their play in order to distinguish the league.

He added, “Heart of Lions is among the teams that have been technically proficient in play since the 2023/2024 season began.”

In conclusion, Mr. Akaribo recommended that parents entrust their children to instructors who will provide them with comprehensive care prior to relocating them to Europe or another foreign country to further their football careers.

He insisted that when the athletes leave Ghana, they underperform due to parental pressure and subsequently return to Ghana.

Ghana | | Dennis Asumani


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