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Sports Ministry ‘summons’ GFA leadership over Black Stars poor show

BY: Zadok Kwame Gyesi
Some Black Stars players
Some Black Stars players

The Ministry of Youth and Sports says it has summoned the leadership of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to an emergency meeting on Friday, 21st January, 2022 “to urgently discuss and take decisions aimed at salvaging the performance of the Black Stars especially in the next set of games.”

A statement issued by the Ministry, signed by the Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif on Wednesday, a day after the humiliating exit of the Black Stars from the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cameroon, said the entire country is extremely disappointed by the abysmal performance and early exit of the Black Stars from the tournament, and that the Ministry shares in the nation's sentiment.

“With the government providing the team all the needed logistical and financial support, including resources for preparation and participation in the qualifier stage to the tournament and eventually a pre-tournament camping in Qatar, the Ministry is particularly disappointed with the team's performance.”

The Ministry said it is committed to taking urgent steps to ensure that the Black Stars is restored to its status as a symbol of national pride for all Ghanaians and a powerhouse of African football.

Statement by the Ministry of Youth and Sports