Former Ghanaian International, Sulley Muntari, has accused local national youth coaches of taking bribes from players in return for calling them up to higher leagues.
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Popular Ghanaian midfielder Sulley Muntari has stated that Ghana possesses a great deal of raw football talent, but this talent largely goes unnoticed because national youth coaches tend to demand bribes from players before they actually give them call ups.
"Ghana has raw and amazing talents but then most of them have to pay through to get up there,” he said.
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According to the superstar footballer, most Ghanaian youths - even those with "amazing talents" - have to pay coaches to get the opportunity to play.
This considered, Sulley Muntari did reveal that although most have to pay for the opportunity, he was lucky enough to avoid that hurdle saying, "I didn’t pay for one penny at that time... I was just picked because they liked the way I played."
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Sulley Muntari pointed out how talented youths appear in Ghana's level, but tend to disappear, never reaching the senior national team.
Speaking on GHOne TV's Football Legends Night Show, Sulley Muntari expressed that the current "who you know" system in Ghana needs to be replaced with how it was before, where one's talent dictated how far forward one's career goes.
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