Age cheating is destroying Ghana football - Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe

Published on: 26 January 2022

Former Ghana Football Association boss, Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe is unhappy with the rate at which players in the country reduced their age and has therefore called on Ghanaian players to end it.

According to him, age cheating is one major thing that is killing the game and has blamed it for the Black poor showing at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The West Africa powerhouse recorded their worse AFCON tournament and their first exit since 2006 after finishing bottom of Group C behind Morocco, Gabon and Comoros and will now have to wait until 2023 in the search of a fifth AFCON title.

“If you are a coach and you have 70% of your players above 30 plus age or ages and you use them you can be sure you will fail. Modern football is nothing but passion and not just passion, you must play the ball in such a way that one sees your energy. Modern football is energy, you must be hungry for success”

“Now, age cheating is one thing that is destroying our football and that affected the Black Stars at AFCON because most of our players were above 30-years. There is age cheating and that is why they can’t run, that is why they get tired and you can see that getting to the tail end of the game the Comoros had more energy and if we had gone further, they could have defeated us with more goals. So, age cheating is one thing that must be stopped. You can’t cheat nature and say you are 10 years whiles you are 12 years”