Coach Damba wants penalty shootout to be introduced into Ghana’s league system

Published on: 16 October 2019

As the conversation surrounding Ghana’s penalty woes continues, former Black Stars goalkeeper Abubakari Damba is advocating for penalty shootouts to be introduced into the League system.

The lottery of the shootout has on several occasions denied a lot of the country’s national teams from winning trophies at various tournaments.

Whiles the Black Stars have suffered the most and brought pain to the citizenry on several occasions after losing to the nent on penalty shootout which would have seen the team lifting the Africa Cup of Nations tournament.

Following the recent defeat on penalties by the Black Stars B to Senegal at the WAFU tournament, Coach Abubakari Damba insists it is about time a national policy is adopted to address the problem.

“It is up to the FA and the directorate to couch a policy and to accept this particular policy”, he said in an interview with Angel FM.

He further shared that introducing penalty shootout into the country’s league system will allow players to practice and improve their kicks going forward.

“For me it is up to us to discuss it and it is important we discuss it. The point, it’s a good point that when we make it a national issue that penalty shootout should be part and parcel of our league system”

“It can improve upon the penalty shootouts and it will make it compulsory that every coach and every team will gear themselves up and buckle their belts up when it comes to penalty shootout. So more practice and more emphasis will be put on penalty shootouts”, the formal Black Stars goalkeeper’s coach noted.