The communications director of the Ghana Football Association, Sani Daara has advised current Black Starlets players to consider playing for smaller teams abroad than to dream of moving to bigger teams at their stage. The Black Starlets recently participated in the Africa U-17 tournament held at Gabon and emerged as runners up.
The brilliant performance displayed by the young Ghanaian footballers have sparked speculations that these starlets would move to top clubs in Europe.
Clearly, the players would want to play at the top level and want to join big teams in Europe, “It is every player’s aim to move to high level, so we pray after the world cup, we get big teams like Chelsea, Real Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester and others to play,” Bismarck Owusu Terry revealed.
“My aim after world cup is that I can get a big club to play like Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United,” Emmanuel Toku the number 10 shirted man added. But Saani Daara, who doubles at the deputy General Secretary at the GFA, has counselled these potential football greats to be very careful about the clubs they aspire to play.
He argued that the teams these young players commit their future to will determine the success of their career.
Speaking to Onua FM, he cited: “We can check the players who moved to Real Madrid, Adiyah moved to AC Milan, they never allowed them to play, where is he now?”
He further advised the parents of these players to be very vigilant and be mindful about the clubs selected for their wards.
“The parent of these children should be extremely vigilant. For me my wish is that these young players should ignore the big teams chasing them, if they agree for big teams like Manchester United, Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid to sign them, they will not allow them to play,” he cautioned.
“History tells us that our players who were transferred to so-called small teams got benefit from their move and the nation also benefited…Consider Michael Essien, he started from Bastia, before Lyon, then later he moved to Chelsea, Stephen Appiah started at Udinese, Juventus and moved to Fenerbache, Kwadwo Asamoah also moved to Udinese, before Juventus” .