The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif has blamed the poor performance of the Black Stars in the ongoing AFCON on the technical team.
Contributing to a statement on the floor of parliament on the Black Stars AFCON appearance, he said the team individually had no problem except its technical handling.
The Minister in his submission noted that individually the team had quality players but as to whether they gelled as a team is what we have to interrogate.
He explained the technical team did not manage the gains well enough for Ghana.
As a result of that, the Ministry asked the GFA to review and look at the various team’s that form the Black Stars, he said.
Meanwhile, some other MPs have shredded the team to bits describing their performance as disappointing.
The Ranking Member on the Sports Committee Mr. Mensah Woyome presenting a statement on the floor of parliament stated that the country as a whole is disappointed in the unprecedented early exit of the team.
Mr. Woyome giving the historical reference of Black Stars opined that the first time Black Stars made their way out in the group stages in AFCO was in 1980 in Nigeria and in 1984 they exited with 4 points in Ivory Coast and also in Egypt in 2006 they had an early exit with 3 points.
He stated that the disappointing development can only be blamed on the poor management of the team, coach selection and player coordination.
On his part, Mr. Patrick Boamah MP for Okaikeri Central stated that the failure of the Black Stars is due to poor coordination of pre tournament activities.
He said selection is gradually collapsing from under 12 to under 20.
He asserted that there was a problem with the player selection hence the need for an investigation to be conducted.
Member of Parliament for Talensi, B.T Baba asked for the reshuffling of the GFA.
He said the “GFA itself should be reshuffled. They deserve to be removed, not by government because of the long hand of FIFA or the international sports federations. But by their own constituents. Those who constitute the General Assembly of the FA must rise up to this challenge.”