POLITICS IS KILLING FOOTBALL – BLUE BOY
We are back to square one! Yes, we are back to counting all the could haves and should haves. Once more Ghanaians were served with heartbreak, once more the conversation goes on about how funds have been mismanaged and misappropriated. Ultimately, much more like a déjà vu; the Black Stars of Ghana make the news for all the wrong reasons.
Football Administrator Kofi Manu on Homebase TV’s “DƆTƆ KƐSEƐ ASE NKƆMƆ” weighed in on what he believes is the cause of this relapse in the fortunes of Ghana football, specifically the Black Stars.
The very much vociferous “Blue Boy” strongly lamented that football in Ghana has been taken over by politics. The inability of governments to allow “football people” be at the helm of affairs is killing the game.
Kofi Manu however commended the then President John Agyekum Kufuor and the late President John Evans Atta-Mills governments for their appreciation of football, and allowing the right brains to run football.
As an advice, Kofi Manu reiterated that football administrators and officials at the various institutional levels should shy away from party politics when dealing with matters of the “beautiful game”.