Black Stars management committee member Fred Pappoe believes players of Ghanaian descent who are abroad turn down the opportunity to play for the Black Stars as a result of ‘social media commentary’.

The Ghana Football Association has been on a mission to convince a host of Ghanaian players born abroad to switch allegiance and feature for the Black Stars.

Some have declined the opportunity to do so as they stuck with their decision to play for their country of birth while others are yet to reveal their stance.

Brighton right back Tariq Lamptey, Arsenal’s forward Eddie Nketiah, and winger of European champions, Callum Hudson-Odoi have not been forthcoming to the FA about potentially playing for Ghana with the latter meeting President of the country, Nana Akufo-Addo earlier this year solely on the subject.

“If you have a situation where people go on social media, people are at liberty to express their views on social media and consistently advice the players not to come and play for Ghana. All these things are bound to have an effect on them, ” Pappoe told JoySports in a exclusive interview.

“I am sure you’ve seen a lot of those comments on social media all over the place. We read all those things, we see all those things and I am sure the boys also read all those things,”.

The Black Stars have ramped up preparations ahead of the FIFA World Cup double header against Zimbabwe on Saturday, October 12 with the second leg coming up three days later.