Ghanaian international and former AC Milan midfielder Sulley Ali Muntari has admitted that the Ghanaian Youth coaches do take bribes from players before they call them up to the national side.
Muntari who was speaking on GhOne TV Football Legends show said; “Ghana has raw and amazing talents but most of them have to pay their way through to get up there”.
He indicated that he paid nothing to get selected but his performances attributed to his call up. He said; When I was picked to go national U17 team, I didn’t pay any penny at that time so I was just picked because of they liked the way I played”.
He then spoke about what he thinks should be done now to ensure Ghana becomes a competitive force at the youthful levels again.
He added; “This means we should go back to how it was back then”.
“It should not be about who you know but your talent that will send you up there. Look at the players that have played at the youthful level in the past and tell us if the hunger is there anymore”, he lamented.
“So we should focus on our youth because there are lots of talents Academies in Ghana but you don’t see in the national team”, the ex Inter and AC Milan player indicated.
He further concluded by saying; “I think the journalist together with the FA should work hard to find a solution to this problem and help the nations because most Ghanaians are not happy with what they are seeing compared to players like Stephen Appiah, Laryea Kingston, Sammy Kuffour, Abedi Pele and Augustine Arhinful”.