Following the exploits of the senior national team, the Black Stars, at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, interest in Ghanaian players has soared, with the latest case being that of a 26-year-old striker, Nii Ayitey.

Information gathered by DAILY GUIDE SPORTS indicates that the striker is currently the subject of confusion between two agents who are eager to cash in on the mad rush for Ghanaian players abroad.

The two international agents, Bridge Carlman and Fouad Hussein are trying to out-do each other in an effort to represent the player. Hussein, who had reportedly taken Nii Ayiteyís tape to Turkish giants Galatasaray, insists that he has almost clinched a deal for the player; while Carlman claims he has made another lucrative arrangement in Asia which is almost through.

When DAILY GUIDE SPORTS contacted the player, he declined to comment on the issue, saying, ďI donít know why you would want to make such an issue public. I canít tell you anything because I donít want to be seen as taking sides.Ē

The paperís attempt to get the numbers of the agents from Nii Ayitey, a former national Under-20 player, proved futile.

It was however gathered that Carlman initially took the player to Asia, where Hussein saw him as he featured for Navy FC. The player was said to have subsequently sojourned in England, Belgium and Austria after his stint in Thailand.

It would be recalled that many football agents especially in Europe have taken a keen interest in Ghanaian players after the World Cup in South Africa, culminating in a scramble. Players such as Kevin Prince Boateng and Lee Addy have already secured lucrative contracts.

By Jeffrey Douglas