Asamoah: I would consider playing in GPL

Asamoah: I would consider playing in GPL
Kwadwo Asamoah of Ghana

by Graeme Jackson

Saturday Dec 19, 2020. 17:00

Kwadwo Asamoah has revealed that he is open to the idea of playing in the Ghana Premier League (GPL), though such a move would not happen any time in the near future.

The 32-year-old has been a free agent since parting ways with Italian giants Internazionale in October, but he remains determined to play in Europe again before returning home.

“In the future, I won’t mind going there [Ghana] and play football, but this is not the right time for me to do so,” he told BBC Sport Africa.

“I have quite a few years ahead of me to play in Europe before considering such a move.”

Asamoah, whose last Ghanaian club was Liberty Professionals way back in 2007 when he was still a teenager, believes that he needs to offer more than just his playing abilities if he comes back to the GPL.

“For me it would mean to go back and support Ghana’s football, to encourage the young ones, share my experiences in Europe with them and give something back,” he insisted.

“I know they would look at a player like me and be eager to learn; I could help them with my experience, show them what is necessary and encourage them.

“This might also inspire other players who are in Europe now to go back and help. We could be role models for them.”

The veteran midfielder/wingback adds that a player such as himself instilling knowledge and guidance to a younger generation could help the Black Stars achieve success.

“We were so close to winning the Africa Cup of Nations many times, and we never did it,” he pointed out.

“We’ve been chasing this for some 30 years now; we got to the final three times, but never managed to win it.

“I know you need to accept these things, you can’t win everything, but this is something I would have really loved to bring home for my country.”

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