Ghana relies on 'inadequate' video to monitor World Cup opponents

Published on: 07 September 2016

Ghana’s road to the 2018 world cup gets tougher by the day as scouts C.K Akonnor and Augustine Ahinful were tasked to watch matches on TV and provide reports due to lack of cash to fly them to match venues.

Head coach Avram Grant had earlier assigned the two men to travel and monitor world cup opponents for their weaknesses but due to unavailability of money from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the duo had to settle for a medieval method of spying on opponents.

The sports minister Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuje revealed there was no money leading to the Black Stars players buying their own air-tickets to honour the final Afcon qualifier against Rwanda.

The minister also gave the same response to the request to fly Ghanaian scouts to monitor opponents.

Ghana have been handed a tricky group to qualify from for the 2018 world cup which includes seven times African Champions Egypt, a rejuvenated Uganda and Congo.

Avram Grant will have to now settle for inadequate video from his scouts as he prepares for his first task against Uganda on October 3, 2016.