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When In 2006 We Lost In AFCON, Did We Call For People To Resign? GFA President Kurt Okraku Questions

President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Okraku has questioned those calling for his resignation following the dismal performance of the Senior National team Black Stars of Ghana at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon. He made reference to how Ghanaians handled the situation back in 2006 and 2015 Nations Cup. Kurt Okraku added that the current players are the best for the National team. 

“When in 2006 we lost in Afcon, did we call for people to resign? When we lost in final did we call for people to resign. The players are the best we have at the moment. Kamaldeen Sulemana and Daniel Kofi Kyereh and co are the best we have at the moment. We are in a very serious enterprise. Is important for us look inside and find solutions. If we have to take certain decisions we will take. I am not a leader who is coward. When we are supported overtime we will achieve what we want.” He made these remarks in an interview with Asempa Sports. 

The Ghana Football Association capo further explained what needs to be done going forward. He looks forward to fixing the foundation of Ghana Football, but there will be an assessment of what transpired in Cameroon and seek ways to improve. 

“Again, the FA will analyze the assignment we take. We want the Black Stars to improve. I made it clear that we need to fix the foundation of our game. I think we are in the very much of the right way. All of us should stay together as a family. We had a group of dedicated players but their efforts were not enough. We will fix it.”

Black Stars of Ghana failed to make major impact at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations after earning a point after three group matches. 

Ghana - in Group C - lost the opening game to Morocco through a lone goal. Milovan Rajevac and his players had to settle for a point against Gabon. From loss to draw, the Black Stars were tipped to make amends but lost again to Comoros. Comoros scored the first goal in the first half, added the second in the early stages of the second half, but Black Stars managed to reduce the deficit and pulled the leveler. Comoros in the dying embers of the game sealed victory through a sumptuous goal. 

Following the dreadful performance by Black Stars, Ghanaians have asked for the resignation of all football officials in Ghana including the President of the Ghana Football Association and Black Stars head coach Milovan Rajevac. 

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