Players playing for the national team today are driven by money, not passion-Dan Owusu

Ghanaian former striker Dan Owusu has opined that the current players playing for the senior national team are not driven by passion.

The former player who won the best strike three years in a roll for the years 1974, 75 and 76, told Rainbow Sports that gone were the days when players for the team played for the national team with passion.

He told Worlanyo Wallace that the players we have today are driven by the money and so have no love for the team.

He advised the current players we have to be dedicated and commit themselves to represent the country with passion and not be led by the monetary gains.

The ex-Tano Bofoakwa claims strikers home and abroad lack the creativity to find the back of the net.

He argued that most of our strikers are not creative, they don’t use their brains in front of the 18 (yard box).

He recounted how he got injured playing for the national team, and yet he has not been compensated.

According to him, he is still having complications from that injury and has not been given the needed support.

The 60-year-old won the top scorer awards on three occasions.

He scored 24 goals in the 1973/74 season; he then increased to 26 goals the following season.

In the 1976 season, he rattled in 28 goals for the crown and was adjudged the best footballer in Ghana that same year.


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