Marcel Desially reveals why Ghana are struggling to end Afcon trophy drought

Published on: 30 June 2020

1998 World Cup winner with France, Marcel Desailly says the interference by government and Football Association officials has been the reason why Ghana is struggling to end it Africa Cup of Nations trophy drought.

Ghana have come close to winning the continent most prestigious tournament three times, ie, 1992, 2010 and 2015 after winning the ultimate in 1982.

However, the Chelsea legend beleives the trophy drought will be overcome only when distractions are dealt with.

“If there aren’t egos on board with regards to who has achieved what," he told in an interview.

“If the Minister of Sports doesn’t also interfere with the sports system.

“Yes they are helping with money but people should stay in their place.

“The coach should be allowed to coach, the president of the Federation should stay in his position while choosing the guy in charge and giving him all the tools to succeed.

“Board members should not be allowed to infiltrate the team to cause confusion.

“It will take time for Ghana to win the Afcon but if everything is in place and everyone is able to stay in their position,” he disclosed in an interview with

Ghana’s last participation at Afcon 2019 ended in a disappointing round of 16 exit at the hands of Tunisia