Most Ghanaians have lost interest in watching the Black Stars Play.This is due to the fact that the team has failed to live up to the expectations. This lack of interest started during the 2014 World Cup at Brazil where the players at a point refused to play if the are not payed their appearance fee. Every work demands payment so i guess it's right.
These subsequent years have not been better either hence the hashtag #bring back the love. Ghanaians will only love the team when they are playing good games and winning. The love will naturally grow back. As it stands, it seems i'm the only supporter left.
The World Cup qualifiers between the Black Stars and Ethiopians showed supporters and lovers of football in Ghana that the team has a lot to do. Even tho the Black Stars won the match with a goal the players did not impress us.The Black Stars had 51% possession with just one shot on target whiles the Ethiopians had 49% possession. A team who wants to win the Afcon having just one shot on target is sad.
C.K Akonor should not be scared to make changes when a player is not playing as expected. Most of the players during the Match with Ethiopia were not in their elements and should have been substituted but the coach did not substitute them. I don't know whether that is a thing with Ghanaian coaches.
Focusing on the African Cup of Nations and World Cup ahead, the team needs to build and introduce young talents and gradually remove the old players and leave a few for experience sake. The team management should be solid and rebuild the team using the world cup qualifies and other friendly matches.
The management cannot stop focusing on the World Cup. Even tho everything don't fall together in the beginning ,things will improve as time goes on. Improving the team should start with the Ayews. Jordan Ayew being our main striker is a problem that needs to be solved. The guy is good no doubt but he should not be played as a main striker, he can play behind the striker since he is good with control and dribbling, he can assist with goals but him being the main man is a problem.
The GFA and the technical team should be conscious about building the team if we ever dream of winning the Afcon or the World Cup. There should be conscious upgrading of sensational youth players into the senior team and also scout players both in and out the country.
The Black Stars has match on September 6th with South Africa at 4:00pm GMT. Lets hope the winning ways continue and the team building begins never stops as the coach learns and continues to do what is necessary for the team to win as all Ghanaians have now is nostalgic memories.
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