Wa All Stars will not discontinue their policy of signing and building young talents just because they have won the 2015/16 Ghana Premier League and have qualified to participate in the CAF Champions League, the club’s Chief Executive Officer, Oduro Nyarko, has said.
Many have predicted the club will venture into the market to purchase experienced players to bolster the squad ahead of their Africa challenge next season but Mr Nyarko said the club would not break with its tradition of developing youth.
“Everyone in Ghana knows our style and philosophy. When you buy young players, you are able to build them into your own style and use them, which is what we did in the league. And so there is absolutely no point to break from what we believe in as a club. I have heard people say we should venture into the market for players that are more suited for African club competitions but the question is, who are the players suited for continental competitions? Definitely everyone starts from somewhere,” he told Class Sports.
He added that the club would re-assemble quickly after the mandatory rest period and hit the ground running.
“For now our players are on a break. As we all know there’s a mandatory rest period being observed by everyone, but after that period, we will hit the ground running by moving straight into camp and then sign players we have identified, use them for the G-6, where they will gel and be ready for the bigger events, which are the league and Champions League,” Mr Oduro expressed.