Ghana legend, Ibrahim Sunday says players who have the quality deserve to start for the Black Stars regardless of where they ply their trade.
Ghana suffered a resounding 3-0 loss to defending champions, Algeria on Wednesday in a pre-AFCON friendly at the Education City Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
The talking point was when Ghana coach, Milovan Rajevac handed Great Olympics striker, Maxwell Abbey Qauye his senior debut.
The 23-year-old was brought on for Israel based striker, Richmond Boakye Yiadom on the 67th minute and showed glimpses of his quality.
Sunday who won the African best footballer in 1971, wants Milovan Rajevac to assemble players based on merit.
“In my opinion, everybody should be given the chance [to play].
“Playing abroad does not mean you are better than a local player, that’s not the case.
“If the local player is performing well, he must be given the chance to play likewise the foreign based player.
“But if we will only depend on a foreign player, it could happen that, the foreign player could be injured at the last minute.
“Are we now going call on the local player or not?
“It all depends on the players’ current form before their call up.
“I have seen a few players invited from the local league, which I think is good because it will give them the experience and exposure.
“So either foreign or local players, all depends on your form.” Ibrahim Sunday told Edubiaseman fm.
The Black Stars are in group C with North African giants, Morocco, Gabon and debutants, Comoros.
The four time African champions open their campaign against Morocco on Monday, January 10 with the aim of breaking the 40-year trophy drought.
Ghana has won the AFCON four times but have only come close in 2010 and 2015 where they missed the finals to Egypt and Ivory Coast respectively.