“Lack of a substantive GFA cost us in Egypt”- Hon. Rashid Pelpuo

first_imgWa Central MP and former Sports Minister, Hon. Rashid Pelpuo, says that the absence of a substantive administrative body running Ghana football is one of the main causes of Ghana’s exit from the 2019 AFCON tournament.Ghana lost 5-4 to Tunisia on penalties on Monday in the round of 16 leaving the nation to wait for the 2021 edition to see if a 5th Nations Cup title will be won.Hon. Pelpuo believes that a more concrete and permanent GFA would have served the team better instead of the current Normalisation Committee which was set up to replace the Kwesi Nyantakyi-led administration.“I think that the team did well. Individually, they tried their best but their best was not good enough but what happened in Egypt tells of a weakness in football administration in Ghana.The exit of Kwesi Nyantakyi has created a big gap which we are unable to close. This is something that requires us to sit down and find a solution.We cannot have an interim management again in the next tournament or before any major tournament. We need to have a strong, elected GFA that can perform the same way if not better than what Nyantakyi did.”Ghana’s latest setback in the AFCON is the first time the team has missed the semi-finals since 2006. In that tournament, Ghana exited at the first round stage after losses to Nigeria and Zimbabwe.Coincidentally, that year’s tournament was played in Egypt.last_img

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