Former Black Stars player Stephen Baidu, has issued a strong warning to the Ghana Football Association (GFA), to stop influencing national team selections or else Ghana will continue to fail.
Interference in player selection has recently become a topic of discussion in the media, as many believe coaches are not given the freedom to select players of their choice.
GFA president Kurt Okraku had already responded to such allegations, confirming that the FA has a say in national team selections but does not ask coaches to select players.
Stephen Baidu, on the other hand, believes that coaches must be given the freedom to do their jobs or Ghana will continue to fail as a country.
“We have to appoint the coaches, give them free will, and let them do their work; otherwise, we will continue to fail.”
“We have the qualities, but we are not using them correctly; corruption has taken over our football; as a result, the coaches have become so cowardly that they do not complain, knowing full well that they will be fired if things do not go well.”
Stephen Baidu reacting to Ghana’s World Cup draw on Rainbow Sports said it would not surprise him if Ghana failed to qualify for the next World Cup.
“If we do not take care, Ghana will not qualify for the next World Cup, even if we are paired with Kotoku Royals and Bofaokwa Tano, simply because we are not doing things correctly, and that would not surprise me.”
Ghana has been placed in Group I for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, alongside Mali, Madagascar, the Central African Republic, Comoros, and CHAD.
By: Enoch Sarfo/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana