Former Black Stars captain, Kuuku Dadzie, has called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to expeditiously apply the rules governing the game to resolve disputes to save the dwindling fortunes of football in the country.
Coach Dadzie was not happy about the seeming laissez–faire approach to resolving such disagreements when they arose and called on officials in charge to do the right thing.
The former Black Queens coach expressed his disappointment at the sudden turn of events with respect to the suspension of the Ghana Premier League (GPL) due to a court action by Accra Great Olympics and said, “there are statutes that guide the conduct of football in the country and so why are the statutes not being followed?”
Sharing his thoughts on the CAF Confederation Cup, Coach Dadzie, himself a former player of Kumasi Asante Kotoko, cautioned the Porcupine Warriors against any form of complacency as they play CARA of Congo Brazzaville in the CAF Confederation Cup tie at the Baba Yara Stadium this Sunday.
He further cautioned Kotoko not to rely on past glory in approaching the game since the trend of football then was quite different from what pertains now.
“In 1976, I played against CARA in the continental championship but the standards of football, both at the national and club levels at the time were very high compared to now,” he noted.
He said Kotoko’s preparation had not been the best and that could be a disincentive to the team’s campaign.
He said CARA on paper looked the better side in terms of preparation, physique, conditioning and speed while Kotoko might have the technical ability, but if they were unable to improve on the other qualities it would not be easy for them.
Coach Dadzie, therefore, urged players of Kotoko to play above themselves if they want to progress in the competition, adding that “the match will not be easy for Kotoko”.