Fred Pappoe: Ghana football has a long way to go

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Fred Pappoe, former Vice-president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) is saddened with the tortoise move of football in the West African Country, adding that the state of football is going backwards in some areas.

The Ghanaian veteran football administrator, having noticed the redundant in the state football and how shambolic the various national teams are performing including the senior national men’s team, Black Stars both at AFCON and 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Ghana finished last in their 2021 AFCON group which had Gabon and Comoros Island.

In Qatar, they failed to impress in a group that also had South Korea, Portugal and Uruguay placing last again.

Black Galaxies and Black Maidens is just to say the list.

Reacting to Ghana’s poor outings, Fred Pappoe believe the space between Ghana and the rest of the nations regards to football is huge. Insisting there is a long rope to pull.

“It is moving forward but there is still a long way to go. There are still some small steps we are gaining going forward. That would be the best way to describe it. In some areas, we are moving fast while we are moving a bit slowly in other areas. There are also other areas that I think we are going backward,” he told Accra-based Asempa FM.

“If you aggregate all of the facets you can say that there are small steps forward but with still a lot to do,” he added.

“If you pick something at attendance at our league matches you can see that we are going down. It wasn’t good previously but now I believe it is getting worse by the day across almost all centers,” he further stated.

He also touched on the state of officiating in Ghana football.

“I always keep asking myself whether the officials we had before the Anas period were better or worse than the ones we have now. Seriously, I still think officiating remains a problem,” he stated.

Story Kolog Bonaventure

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