It has recently become more like a healthy competition among Ghana players both home and abroad over which local club they would want to play for before hanging their boots.
Former Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu in an interview publicly declared his intention to don the Porcupine Warriors jersey before calling time on his career.
Isaac Twum who plies his trade in Norway for Mjoendalen went the direction of Kotoko’s rivals, Accra Hearts of Oak as a choice.
Former Black Stars captain and Africa’s all time top scorer at the FIFA World Cup, Asamoah Gyan had the intention to play for Asante Kotoko before calling it quits but eventually ended up playing briefly for Legon Cities FC last season.Berekum Chelsea striker, Stephen Amankonah has never hidden his love for the Kotoko shirt as reports indicate that he even rejected a bid from AshantiGold just to be a Porcupine Warrior.
One player who has just revealed his preferred destination locally is Paul Kwame. The central defender was key for Liberty Professionals last season who got relegated after 22 years in the top flight.
The 23-year-old says he would only be prized away by a good deal despite admitting not being in a rush to leave the Scientific Soccer Lads who will play in Division One League next season.
“I won’t say I’m ready to leave Liberty because of we being in Division One, you know as football anything can happen and if there is an offer that is around obviously it’s a football business and also a career you’ve chosen so in life when there is a chance and opportunity for you, you have to take it so if it’s a good offer why not.
“I will just take that chance and go and play but I will not base solely like Liberty is in Division One so I’m leaving just like that. I will just continue and also if a chance comes why not.” Paul Kwame told Africa-foot.com.
As stated above on players choice of club they would want to retire at, Paul Kwame says he is a Phobian and would be happy to wear the rainbow colours if the opportunity arises.
“Football anything can happen but I will love to join Hearts of Oak, obviously Hearts of Oak is a big club. We have Asante Kotoko there but the club I will like to join is Hearts of Oak.”
Hearts of Oak are preparing to play Morocco club, Wydad Athletic Club in the second preliminary qualifier after kicking out Guinea outfit, Club Industriel de Kamsar with 2-0 score line in a one leg eliminator.