Story By: Nathaniel Nartey
Former President of the Ghana Football Association, GFA Alhaji M.N.D Jawula has called on Ghanaians to sympathize with the Black Stars and refrain from attacks on them after they failed to win a single game in the ongoing AFCON in Cameroon.
Many have criticized the Black Stars for their abysmal performance, securing only a point from 3 group games before exiting.
Alhaji Jawula reiterated the complaints made by Black Stars Coach Milovan Rajevac that he did not have enough time for preparations towards the tournament.
“We had a very youthful team, about 17 of them were playing AFCON for the first time and they didn’t have enough time to prepare. We should have played a lot of friendly matches in preparation for the tournament but that was not possible”.
”I don’t want to make excuses for them but I think certain things took us by surprise and as a nation we have to have sympathy sometimes for ourselves. To badmouth our players all the time, I don’t think it is good for the nation”, Alhaji noted.
He told GBC’s Nathaniel Nartey that the team, which had 17 debutants, is very youthful and has potential for the future.
On the Black Stars qualification for the World Cup in Qatar, Alhaji Jawula asked Coach Milo to come clear on his strategy to ensure the Black Stars qualify for the tournament to be held in June this year.