Black Stars’ Abysmal Performance Due to Lack of Proper Psychological Support — Coach Nimley
Renowned Ghanaian coach, Christopher Nimley has criticized the Ghana Football Association for not providing adequate psychological support to the senior national team, the Black Stars.
In an interview with Accra-based Adom FM, Coach Nimley said the team is too mentally fragile due to the lack of a dedicated sports psychologist working with the squad.
“The team doesn’t have a psychologist so Kurt Okraku has turned into one throughout his reign as FA President. The manner in which he approached the players after the defeat to Cape Verde was absolutely unacceptable,” Nimley stated on the station’s Agoro nie, Agoro nie show.
“We don’t do it like that yet, this man will not see the need to give the national team a professional psychologist to work on the psyche of the Black Stars. This Black Stars is mentally fragile,” he added.
Coach Nimley attributed the poor performances and early exits from recent tournaments to a lack of strong mental preparation.
The Black Stars were eliminated in the group stage of both the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Nimley believes hiring a dedicated sports psychologist could help boost the team’s confidence and resilience to overcome challenges on the pitch.
Meanwhile, the Black Stars are set to lock horns with Mozambique in their final Group B match at exactly 8 pm today, Monday, January 22, after securing a point in their second game against the Pharaohs of Egypt.