Abdul Majeed Waris believes political player selection at the Black Stars have caused the team in its bid to win the Africa Cup of Nations title after 38 years.
His comments comes after countryman Mubarak Wakaso claimed Politics involving Ghana’s two biggest Political parties (NPP and NDC) had cost the team in winning the title after so many years.
Wakaso during an interview with Angel FM claimed the two parties have used the National team in their own interest hence the failure to clinch the title since 1982
But Waris has opposed his the comments from his colleague insisting player selection to the National team remains the main issue.
“I saw Wakasu making a comment that political aspect is affecting the Black Stars. I feel that it is not the political thing that is affecting the performance of the players on the field because politics does not play football”, he told Journalist Sadick Adams.
“I think with the national team the politics affects the selection of players. With me they call you from Europe when you’re performing and always drop you like a scapegoat for players who do not even play half a season and I’m not going to talk about myself alone. I feel the political aspect of player selection is something that is affecting the Black Stars.
“The selection is not based on your performance, it’s only based on politics in the team and I think it is something that affects us at tournaments because that’s the biggest stage that everyone wants to be part and that’s also when the politics get in a lot”, he added.
The FC Strasbourg attacker, 28, has not featured in any of Ghana’s Africa Cup of Nations tournaments despite playing at the World Cup in Brazil 2014 where he featured in the team’s final Group game against Portugal.