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May 26, 2022

AFCON 2021: Embarrassed Ghana government summons FA leadership

By Allan Damba
Benjamin Tetteh (M) was shown red against Gabon, Andre Ayew (2nd L) was also red carded against Comoros | GFA Image

Following Ghana’s dismal performances in the 2021 Cameroon Africa Cup of Nations, the government has summoned the country’s football hierarchy.

The government, through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, needs explanations over what caused their poor run at the tournament despite full funding.

Ghana were ejected from the group stages after garnering just one point in three matches. They were beaten 1-0 by Morocco in their opening match.

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They drew 1-1 with Gabon and shockingly lost 3-2 to debutants Comoros in their final match.

In the tournament, they also received two red cards to Benjamin Tetteh against Gabon and skipper Andre Ayew against Comoros. This all came to the dismay of the government.

“The entire country is extremely disappointed by the abysmal performances and early exit of the Black Stars at the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations,” Mustafa Ussif the Minister for Youth and Sports said in a January 19 letter.

“With the government providing the team all the needed logistical and financial support, including resources for preparation and participation in the qualifier stage to the tournament end.”

“The Ministry has summoned the Ghana Football Association leadership to an emergency meeting scheduled for Friday, January 21, 2022,” it added.

Ghana’s football association is headed by Kurt Edwin Simeone-Okraku and according to reports, he is destined to lose his position following the failed campaign.

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