Dancehall and Afropop musician Livingstone, Etse Satekla popularly known as Stonebwoy has questioned the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on why some players were not selected for the 26 squad for Qatar 2022 World Cup.
In a tweet the musician claims the GFA is practicing pay to play, the reason some good players could not make it to the squad list.
“There are players who are supposed to be in the squad who are not here because of #PayToPlay @ghanafaofficial why?” he stated in his tweet.
This tweet came right after Coach Otoo Addo named the 26 Black Stars squad selected to represent Ghana in the 2022 World Cup .
Ghana has finally announced its squad for the 2022 World Cup, with Coach Otto Addo naming the 26 players who made the cut at a press conference on Monday November 14, 2022.
The Black Stars become the last team in Group H to announce its squad after opponents Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea released its final list last week.
Hearts of Oak’s Daniel Afriyie Barnie and a late injury to Jojo Wollacott saw Ibrahim Danlad (Asante Kotoko) making the Black Stars squad for the tournament.
The two are the only-home based players in the final squad. Inclusions which will see their clubs get reach by $10,000 each day they stay at the tournament.
The Ayew brothers are the only players remaining in this squad to have played in Ghana’s last appearance at the World Cup in Brazil 2014.
Ayew returns to the tournament as captain of the side and will be playing in his third World Cup, making his first in South Africa 2010, Brazil 2014 and Qatar 2022.
For Jordan Ayew this will be his second World Cup having made his debut in Brazil 2014 against Germany.
Other experienced players in the squad such as Daniel Amartey (Leicester City), Thomas Partey (Arsenal), Baba Rahman ( Reading), will be making their debut appearance at the World Cup.
Inaki Williams, Tariq Lamptey made Ghana’s World Cup just after switching nationality in September. The duo made their debut for the Black Stars in the friendlies against Brazil and Nicaragua.
Inaki Williams has been in top form since switching nationality to play for Ghana and will be leading the attack for the four-time Africa champions at the tournament.
Ghana will play Switzerland in their last preparatory game on Thursday in Abu Dhabi before traveling to Doha for the tournament.
The Black Stars will make it tournament return against Portugal on November 24, before taking on South Korea three days time and a titanic clash against Uruguay in the final group game on December 2, 2022.
Source: Ghana/Starrfm.com.gh/103.5FM/Bernice Mensah