Ghana national teams not competitive- Kurt Okraku

Published on: 04 January 2020

Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku has said the National team's were not competitive hence the reason for the surprise collapsing  of the national teams technical coaches.

He revealed on Joy Sports Link with Nathaniel Attoh, that the Executive Council, which he heads came up with the decision because the national teams have not been competitive.

The decision to dissolve the teams affected the Black Stars coach Kwesi Appiah and his assistant Charles Kwabla (CK) Akunnor, Black Queens coach Mercy Tagoe-Quarcoo and Black Meteors coach Ibrahim Tanko,Yaw Preko – Black Satellites coach, Evans Adotey – Black Maidens coach, Yusif Basigi – Black Princesses coach and Samuel Boadu – U-15 coach.

“We have not been as competitive as we want to be in all our national levels. We need to find ways to be competitive, bring the love back and bring the teams back into the finals and in the end, win trophies. This is what the council also aims to achieve that is why this was done,” Mr Okraku said.

Last year was another disappointing campaign for the national teams.

The Black meteors failed to qualify for Olympic Games which has eluded the country for 15 years, with the national U-20 men’s team exiting the Africa U-20 Cup of Nations at the group stage.

The senior national team, Black Stars could not end the AFCON trophy drought after they got eliminated at last 16 of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.