President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has called for a dialogue to address areas of decline in Ghana Football.
According to the Vice President of CAF the Football Association rejects claims of perceived fall in standard of football but conceded there are some areas that need to be worked at.
At the Meet The Press of the Sports Ministry, Nyantakyi was called on by the minister, Isaac Asiamah, who was asked about the state of Ghana to share his opinion of the sport in Ghana.
“When we come to infrastructure, we can look at it. When it comes to funding, we can look at it. But most of the views expressed are very subjective for me to agree that Ghana Football is on a decline. It’s not on a decline on all front” he stated.
“We can agree on the areas that there has been a decline” he admitted explaining that, the GFA’s summit in the Central Regional capital last year comprehensively looked at what stakeholders could do to hasten the growth of the game.
“The FA on its will, without any prompting from anywhere, did a summit in Cape Coast. We did a holistic view of all the thematic areas of football management in the country. We looked at youth football, coaching, Premier League, First and Second Division, Women’s Football, Refereeing, National Teams, etc. and we identified ailing aspects of our game and then prescribed remedial measures to address the decline where the case is” he noted.
“We received a very detailed and erudite presentation by Dr. Owusu Ansah, who represented the Minister and the Government’s input was very useful. I think it’s important to dialogue, agree on the areas and move forward but if you sit in your bedroom and just say football is on a decline without going into details, it will be difficult for us to accept that.”