AFCON 2021: Sports Ministry summons GFA over abysmal Black Stars performance

Ghana Black Stars.
Ghana Black Stars.

By Charles Sarpong Amponsah.

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has described the Black Stars’ performance at the 2021 AFCON in Cameroon as abysmal.

A statement said the country is disappointed at the exit of the Senior National Team from the Group stage of the tournament.

Ghana suffered a humiliating group-stage exit at the Africa Cup of Nations after the four-time champions were beaten by debutants Comoros.

Black Stars lost their opening Group C game 1-0 to a late Morocco winner. The next game against Gabon was thrown into late drama as they conceded a late equalizer after putting out the ball for an injured opponent to receive medical attention.

But government says it is particularly disappointed with the team’s performance after providing the team with all the needed support ahead of the competition.

“With the government providing the team all the needed logistical and financial support, including resources for preparation 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 statement signed by Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, said.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has summoned the Ghana Football Association (GFA) leadership to an emergency meeting scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022.

The meeting, according to the Ministry is to discuss and take decisions aimed at salvaging the performance of the Black Stars.

Government 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.

Ministry of Youth and Sports Press Release

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