Ghana duo Mohammed Kasola and striker Mohammed Muntari are set to leave the Qatari national team.
The country is looking to implement new policies in their football structure. Kasola features for Al Sadd, while Muntari plays for Al Lekwhiya. But both of them, having naturalized for the Qatari national team, will have to make way as the country plans to lean on home-grown talent when they host the 2022 World Cup.
The Qatari national team is dominated by foreigners, mostly from South America and Africa, and it is a development that has brought its youth system to its knees. “It is about time we do away with all foreign players and develop our own ahead of the 2022 World Cup.”
A statement from the Ministry revealed: “The naturalized foreign players are killing the dreams of our local talents and we must stop that.”
The Ministry has proposed that all the foreign players in the team should be sacked but Coach Jorge Fossati has threatened to resigned from his post if the decision is implemented.
Kasola has played 107 times for the Maroons since 2010 and has netted seven goals whilst Muntari has also banged in six goals in 15 appearances.