Ghanaian striker Majeed Waris has hit at Mubarak Wakaso following his claims that politics is the reason why the national team has failed to win a laurel since 1998.
Wakaso in an interview with Angel Tv accused the two big parties in the country, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for having an agenda against the other, and that has had an effect on the Black Star.
Although Wakaso has retracted his comments, fellow national teammate Majeed Waris has refuted those claims and believes biased player selection by national team managers is rather the problem.
“I saw Wakaso making a comment that partisan politics is affecting the Black Stars. I feel that it is not entirely the case affecting the performance of the players, because politics doesn’t play football,” he is quoted by Saddick Adams on YAC Media Instagram Live.
“I think with the national team the politics affects the selection of players. With me, they call you from Europe when you’re performing well and always drop you like a scapegoat for players who do not even play half a season and I’m not going to talk about myself alone.
“I feel the political aspect of players is something that is affecting the Black Stars.
“The selection is not based on your performance, it’s only based on politics in the team and I think it is something that affects us at tournaments because that’s the biggest stage that everyone wants to be part and that’s also when the politics get in a lot.”
Majeed Waris, who is now on loan at Strasbourg from Porto was shockingly dropped from the Black Stars squad ahead of last year’s AFCON.