AFCON 2023: This group of Black Stars players are scammers – Nana Agyemang
Ghana’s forward #9 Jordan Ayew celebrates with teammates after scoring his team’s first goal during the Africa Cup of Nations (CAN) 2024 group B football match between Mozambique and Ghana at Alassane Ouattara Olympic Stadium in Ebimpe, Abidjan on January 22, 2024. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP) (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images)
Coach Nana Kwaku Agyemang has described the current crop of players at Black Stars players as ‘scammers’ who are not willing to sacrifice for the badge.
His comments come after the Black Stars latest collapse at the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) on Monday night.
Ghana raced to a 2-0 lead, thanks to Jordan Ayew’s two penalties which he expertly converted in both halves of the game.
However, with just five minutes away from full-time, Chris Hughton’s side gave the game away. Mozambique scored two late goals, one through a penalty for an Andre Ayew handball in the 91st minute, and the other through Reinildo from a corner which goalkeeper Richard Ofori inexplicably conceded.
The result leaves Ghana on the brink of suffering back-to-back group-stage exit at the AFCON having accumulated just two points.
Speaking on Joy News the morning after the game, Nana Agyemang blamed the Ghana Football Administration for the current state of the sport in the country.
“The football people are as incompetent as the technical team of this Ghana Black Stars because they don’t know what they are doing,” he said.
“Football, they [GFA] need to be told, is not run by people who claim to be football people. You look at the GFA, they are running the whole thing into the ground. That is what they are doing.”
He added that the current crop of players do not have the right attitude to be considered as good as the Ghana assembled between 2004 and 2015.
“We will never get a team right now that is anything like the 2006 team with the Appiahs, Laryea Kingston, Muntaris, and the like. Those boys were dedicated. They were real patriots,” he continued.
“If you gather a group of local players they will play better than these bunch of…they are scammers.”
The Black Stars are yet to win a game in their last two appearances at the AFCON, losing three and drawing the other three.
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