Former Asante Kotoko midfielder Umar Bashiru has revealed that the superior finances of the Ethiopian league make it a lot more competitive as compared to his native Ghanaian league.

In recent times, the  Ethiopian league has become a safe haven for Ghanaian players who are trying to outwit the economic malaise and squalor in the domestic game.

At just 26 years old, Bashiru made a significant impact when he joined Ethiopia's Insurance FC in 2022, becoming a standout player for the top-tier team.

After his exceptional performance with Insurance FC, he has now signed with the newly promoted Premier League side, Commercial Bank Ethiopia SA.

"The Ethiopian league is also very competitive because of the monetary aspect and the players they bring into this league; it has made it very competitive," the former Karela United player told Radio Gold.

"And you know in Ethiopia, they base their style of play more on the technical aspect. Most of the teams rely on possession-based football.

"But if you look at our Ghana league, it’s a bit physical, and Ghana we base our style more on the physical aspect than the technical aspect.

"So I can say that is a difference, and that’s what makes the Ghana Premier League very tough."