Former Black Stars midfielder Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu has criticised the Black Stars after the team's early exit from the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations which is been held in Cameroon.
The Black Stars had a disastrous tournament in Cameroon, as they were eliminated in the group stage with just one point after defeats to Morocco, Comoros and a draw against Gabon.
It is the first time the Black Stars have failed to advance from the group stage since 2006.
Ghanaians and the Ministry of Youth and Sports expressed their displeasure after Ghana's exit from the tournament.
“The national team is for every Ghanaian. But it is not every Ghanaian who can play for the Black Stars,” Agyemang-Badu told Connect FM.
“The badge represents the spirit of the nation, so we need players with character to represent us. I think some of the players now don’t know the value of the jersey,"
“If you look at how our football has been for the past two years when we started with the qualifiers to the tournament, I don’t think you will be too much surprised with the performance of the Black Stars, although I [thought] we were going to qualify from the group stages,"
“The things that happened two years back is what has manifested now. I’m not surprised because a lot is going on. We can’t say everything publicly. Trust me, what went on is the reason for this result. Preparations wasn’t the best and a whole lot,” he concluded.