Ex-Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng bemoans Ghana’s poor performance at AFCON; insists Ghana football must be fixed now

Published on: 12 July 2019

Ex-Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng has called on authorities to as a matter of urgency fix football in the country following Ghana’s poor campaign at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.

Ghana was knocked out by the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia at the round of 16 stage of the tournament despite sailing through the storms in the group stages to emerge as leaders of Group F.

This is the first time in the last 8 editions of the tournament that the Black Stars has failed to make it to the semi-finals or the final. This has left the entire citizenry gutted and angry including former player Derek Boateng.

Sharing his thoughts on Max TV after the shocking exit of the team from the tournament, the former Fulham attacker shared that Ghana should not suffer such fate at the AFCON tournament.

He opines that leaders of the football association in the country must quickly put in measures that will help fix the numerous challenges facing the development of the sports in the country.

“I very sad. This should not happen to Ghana football because we have done it before”.

“I am not at the FA but people who are managing out football must fix our football for us because it is very sad this is happening to a country like Ghana”, Derrick Boateng emphasized on Max TV.