Former Kotoko defender Issah Ahmed says players must be given good remuneration to enable them stay put in the local League.
The issue of mass player exodus in the country has become a subject of discussion due to the numerous number of talents the local League has lost.
This situation has left the domestic top-flight unattractive due to what people believe is as a result of lack of quality players in the League.
Isaah Ahmed, one of the most impressive centre-backs in the country in the early 2000’s says authorities must ensure lucrative payment plan to players in order to keep them on the domestic scene.
“It will be very hard for me to advice any player right now, I wouldn’t ask any player to stick to a Club when he gets a chance to move outside but if we want our League to be much better… and I am not talking about Kotoko, I am talking about general issue,” he said on GTV Sport plus.
“If we want our League to be much better and pull out crowds like we did from the 90’s to the 20’s then players need to be paid better and then keep them for a long time in the country. That is where supporters will have believe in them to come to the stadium and watch them.
“If you look at our days, Hearts of Oak supporters coming to the stadium knew they had somebody like Adjah Tetteh, Don Bortey, they had a whole lots of players, same thing to Kotoko, a fan coming to the stadium knows am coming to watch Yusif Chibsah, he knows he is going to watch Charles Taylor, Issah Ahmed, Stephen Oduro. The names goes on and on and that is what he had during our time.”
The defender was a part of Ghana’s maiden appearance at the FIFA World Cup in 2006 in Germany after helping the team to make it to the mundial.