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07.04.2020 Football News

Odartey Lamptey Reveals Why Ghanaian Players Fail To Perform In Europe

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Odartey Lamptey Reveals Why Ghanaian Players Fail To Perform In Europe
LISTEN APR 7, 2020

Former Ghana international, Nii Odartey Lamptey says the reason Ghanaian players struggle in Europe recently is that they fall below the required standards to succeed.

According to him, the players in the local league don’t take time to hone their skills and in a bid to make money they hurriedly pursue deals abroad.

The former Anderlecht attacker reiterated that players lack certain aspects of development they will need to thrive.

"Now the situation we find ourselves in is since there isn’t much money in the system, players hastily leave the local league for greener pastures abroad without fully nurturing their football talent," he told Ahomka FM.

“This is one major reason Ghanaian players are struggling in Europe because we are below the required standard. So after 6 months or the first year in their contract, they are released and they return home.

“Plenty of them have failed to make an impact abroad unlike the 1990s when the likes of Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah and others who went abroad and make a mark. Now it is not like that," he emphasised.

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