Ex-Ghana international, Shilla Illiasu has said that, the current local players do not have the quality to play at the FIFA World Cup.
Illiasu, now a groundnut farmer, played a part in Ghana’s maiden FIFA World Cup appearance in Germany 2006 while at Asante Kotoko.
Illiasu tells Radio Gold Talk Sport about how low the domestic league has sunk which in turn produces low quality players.
“That will be difficult now because our football now is down small.
“But it depends on the player when you talk of confidence.
“But now Ghana football is down compared to our time but I know if the local players are serious they can get something out of them, if they have confidence they can do it.” Shilla Illiasu told Radio Gold Talk Sport.
Hearts of Oak forward, Daniel Afriyie was the only local player invited for Ghana’s two international friendlies against Brazil in a 3-0 loss and a 1-0 win over Nicaragua.
Barnieh was introduced on the 92nd minute in the 1-0 win over Nicaragua which cast doubt on the quality of Ghana’s local league.