Former Ghana international, Nii Odartey Lamptey has urged the major stakeholders of football to inject cash into the sport to curb the mass exodus of players.
The 1991 FIFA Under 17 gold gave his suggestion based on the recent video of stranded Ghanaian players in Ethiopia which went viral. The video has sparked various and diverse conversations with many fingering the poor player welfare policy as the chief reason for Ghanaian players to search for pastures anew in various countries.
Although the over twenty Footballers are yet to be repatriated to Ghana as they pleaded in the video, the Ghana Football Association together with the Government of Ghana through the Ghanaian consulate in Ethiopia are working to find lasting solutions to their situation.
Speaking in an interview with ace sports broadcaster Nathaniel Attoh on the Joy Sports Link, Lamptey admitted he has seen the video of players stranded in Ethiopia.
He also hammered on the importance of better wages for Ghanaian footballers so they don’t leave the country often.