'I can play better than Andre Ayew and some players playing for the Black Stars' - Bernard Morrison slams criteria for national team call-up

Published on: 07 October 2021

Simba SC striker, Bernard Morison has criticized the criteria for player call ups to the senior national team, the Black Stars.

Morrison, who plays in the Tanzanian top-flight believes he has what it takes to play for the national team compared to a player who plays in Qatar.

“I can do a great job than most of the guys who play in Qatar,” he claimed in an interview, quoted by SoccerScenes Africa & Globe.

“If you call someone for the Black Stars who plays in Qatar, why not me too?

“We play the same-sized football. It’s really a shame for us playing in Africa.

“This is why I admire South Africa, Egypt, Zambia, they call anyone who deserves it, not just because you are outside the African continent.

“For Black Stars, they call players who are goalkeepers in Africa.

“The previous coach used to call players who played in Africa, as a result, they earned moves abroad.

“Look at Jonathan Mensah, the Guy was playing for Ghana while he was still playing in South Africa PSL, at Free State Stars.

“We don’t actually need these foreign coaches whose eyes are always in Europe.

“I believe we are more hungrier than them. I would play my heart out for this nation. We need help to stop being overlooked like this.

“Look, Nigeria has many good players, but when I check their list, they have played players who play in their league and in PSL, as long you are good.

“Look at Emmanuel Emenike. He used to play not even for a PSL team, but a second division team in South Africa.

“He went on to be the best striker in Nigeria national team as he also moved to Turkey,” he added.

The only player in the Black Stars squad who plays in Qatar is Andre Ayew. The 30-year-old joined Al Sadd as a free agent after leaving Swansea City and was named Black Stars squad for the doubleheader against the Warriors.

Ghana will host Zimbabwe in the round of three games of the 2022 Fifa World Cup qualifiers at the Cape Coast Stadium on October 9 before the return game in Harare in three days time.