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Ghana football is not at a satisfactory level – Kwesi Nyantakyi

Ghlagatin 3 weeks ago 0

In what many Ghanaian football lovers and lifelong followers of the game in Ghana can attest to, former GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi has said that the nation’s football is not at a desirable level at the moment.

For the first time in Ghana, there have been protests against ‘football people’ in the wake of the dwindling fortunes of our national teams, particularly the Black Stars.

On Wednesday, February 14, 2024, Ghanaian football lovers and sports journalists took to the streets to protest in the wake of the Black Stars’ bizarre showing at the 2023 AFCON tournament in Ivory Coast, where the Black Stars got booted out in the group stages.

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How the Black Stars could not get out of a group containing Cape Verde, to whom they lost 2-1, Egypt and Mozambique, both of whom the Black Stars drew 2-2, was something many could not fathom.

Reacting to the protests, and what some people had to say, former Ghana international Emmanuel Agyeman-Badu weighed in, saying in an interview on UTV’s United Showbiz, “Our football is in tatters, and anybody who says otherwise is a liar. Our only source of joy now is the Black Queens. All other national teams have nothing to write home about currently,”

In all of this, the former Ghana Football Association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been observing proceedings.

When he spoke in an interview on Onua TV on Tuesday, he did not hold back on his assessment of the state of Ghana football since he left his post.

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‘‘Ghana football is not at a desirable level. I came to office in 2005, and in our first AFCON, we suffered a first-round exit,” Kwesi Nyantakyi said.

The Ghana Black Stars have, since 2019, not gone farther than the round of 16 in any AFCON tournament.

After exiting in the round of 16 in Egypt, the team exited in the group stages in Cameroon, following it with another group stage exit in Ivory Coast.

In the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the Black Stars exited in the group stages as well. For Kwesi Nyantakyi, since he left office, the nation’s football has been declining.

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”From 2008 till 2017, we always made the semi-finals of the AFCON. We finished in third place in 2008, second in 2010, semi-finals in 2012 and 2015, second in 2015 and semi-finals in 2017,” the former GFA president said, adding, ‘‘But since 2019, we have always exited after the first round or even in the group stage. So if you drew a graph, you’d see a steep slope. So we all need to help to raise the level again.’’

Before being banned from all football-related activities after Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 expose, Kwesi Nyantakyi had served as president of the Ghana Football Association for more than a decade after being at the helm of Ghana football between 2005 and 2018.

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Frank Oteng known professionally as Ghlagatin is a Ghanaian celebrity blogger, freelance journalist, and reporter.He is the founder of Ghlagatin.net, an entertainment website. He graduated from Accra Technical University, ATU with a National High Diploma in Interior Design.

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