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2000 Caf Champions League winner Charles Kweku Bismark Taylor Asampong, popularly known as Charles Taylor, says it will be a very difficult task for a Ghana Premier League club to win the Africa’s elite club competition.

He said the management of domestic clubs and the frequent sale of players will make it difficult for Ghana’s local clubs to achieve any laurels on the continent.

Charles Taylor, who was speaking on Onua FM‘s Onua Sports Center on Monday, February 19 ahead of the CAF Champions League game between Medeama SC and Al Ahly, says Ghanaian clubs are retrogressing by the day.

“It will take 20 or 50 years to win the [CAF] Champions League,” he stressed.

Currently, Medeama SC and Dreams FC are the two Ghanaian sides vying for honours in continental club competitions.

While Dreams SC are leading their group in the CAF Confederation Cup, Medeama SC are bottom in Group D, which has Al Ahly, CR Belouizdad of Algeria and Yanga of Tanzania.

“God will not be fair if a Ghanaian club wins it,” Charles Taylor said about the CAF Champions League, citing how the likes of Zamalek and Al Ahly invest in their players for years before putting them up for sale.

He referred to the recent sale of goal poacher Jonathan Sowah to Libyan side Al Nasr Benghazi as a case of the poor development of local talent.

For him, player managers these days are only interested in trading off players to foreign clubs for the money and not to develop talents.

He opined such phenomenon does not augur well for the development of football in the country.