LIVESTREAMED: Watch the GFA's Meet The Press in Kumasi
The Executive Council of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is having an interactive session with the media today at the Lancaster Hotel, Kumasi.
The session conforms with the MEET THE PRESS series which was instituted by the Kurt Simeon-Okraku-led administration.
President Simeon-Okraku, Executive Council Members, General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo, some Departmental and Committee heads and other key officials of the Ghana Football Association will be in attendance to interact with the media.
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GFA Prez acknowledges Black Stars' AFCON 2023 campaign failure
In his opening comments at the briefing, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) openly admitted to the shortcomings of the Black Stars' AFCON 2023 campaign and issued a call for concerted efforts to uplift football in the nation.
Addressing reporters at the press conference held in Kumasi on Wednesday, Simeon-Okraku assumed responsibility for the team's dismal performance, which resulted in their elimination from the group stage without securing a single victory.
He stressed the imperative for a unified approach in tackling the challenges confronting Ghanaian football.
"We require the collective input of everyone," stated Simeon-Okraku. "While we accept accountability as leaders of the association, we rely on collaborative insights to perpetuate the transformation of the sport. The FA is fully committed to reinstating the lost glory and fervour of our people. All our stakeholders must stand alongside us. Through thick and thin, we are prepared to heed alternative perspectives. We must allow people to voice their opinions and offer suggestions."
To address the issues affecting the men's national team, the GFA intends to launch a four-year plan known as the Men's Football Strategy, an extension of the existing GFA Football DNA.
This strategy, previously implemented with success in women's football, led to Ghana's qualification for the Women's AFCON for the first time since 2018.
Simeon-Okraku expressed confidence that the newly devised strategy will reinvigorate men's football in Ghana and reignite the nation's passion for the sport. He urged all stakeholders to lend their support to the GFA's endeavours aimed at enhancing football across the country.