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AFCON Exclusive: See What GFA Boss, Kurt Okraku Has Said On Milovan, Unused Baffour And Wakaso

Kurt Okraku was on Asempa FM this morning, I have collated and outlined a thread of some of the main things the Ghana FA boss said. 

1•On why Ghana failed at AFCON

"It is a very easy question to ask but it is also a very difficult answer to give. I have heard a lot of commentary on coach Milo's selection and I wonder why it is so. Every player selected deserved the call-up. Milo selected the best Ghanaian players around".

2• On regretting the return of Milovan:

"By far and by way of data, coach Milo has been one of the best coaches Ghana has had. We believed in Milo and gave him the job unfortunately it didn't work and we take responsibility for that".

3• Again, on Milo

"It is also true that [he] has had an unfortunate time with our [team] - in the sense that he's never had even 4 days uninterrupted to train this squad since he took over the ship. Let's be fair.

4• On the players taken to AFCON2021

“The players who represented Ghana are the best players we have, if there is a Ronaldo or Messi type of player somewhere who will move straight to our first eleven, just let me know and I will include him.”

5• On calling an injured Mubarak Wakaso

"We called Wakaso because we believed he would serve the country at some point in the tournament but that didn't happen." 

6• On Philimon

“I think you are being unfair to Philimon Baffour. The young man is a Ghanaian just like every other person. He deserves the opportunity. He is the vice-captain of Dreams FC. He is a U20 champion”

7• On sacking Milo

"It is important we have cool heads, engage and take the right decisions for Ghana."

7• Kurt on the way forward:

"[Black Stars] need support so they can grow and win trophies. For those who were not ready to serve GH we can't force them. These are the players who dedicated themselves to the national cause and who want to sacrifice even in difficulties.

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