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Former Kotoko chief Kenpong says calls for Kwesi Nyantakyi's head are misplaced

Kennedy Agyapong

Kennedy Agyapong

Former Asante Kotoko vice chairman Kennedy “Capuccino” Agyapong says Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi cannot be blamed for the country’s World Cup fiasco.

The businessman wants those calling for his head to wait for the association’s congress next year.

Agyapong believes player indiscipline cost Ghana’s calamitous campaign in Brazil and not the FA chief.

“Some of the players don’t want to sacrifice and they do not respect like players such as Stephen Appiah and others did. They were money conscious and I think that let us down,” he is quoted by the Daily Guide.

“Those calling for his head accuse him of the falling standards in the local league which I disagree.

“In the past, quality players like Joe Debrah, Shamo Quaye, Emmanuel Armah, Prince Polley and others attracted fans to the stadia. Now, the few quality ones play for just a season and their clubs sell them to foreign clubs. So you go to the stadium and you don’t enjoy good soccer because there are no stars.

“Our excellent performances in previous World Cups have made Ghanaian players very attractive so foreign clubs chase them making our leagues weaker by the day.

“Some of us know how Nyantakayi’s presence on the CAF Executive Committee has benefited Ghana as a whole and so he should be encouraged.

“Everything points to the fact that he and his team have learnt form the Brazil experience, which I think will help take Ghana football to where we want it to be.

“I suggest all stakeholders must come together to look for solutions to address this problem to make our league stronger.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. mukmin says:

    Why are these people still trying to blame Sulley, Essien and Prince? Was it their fault that we conceded 6 goals in three matches absolutely not. The blame falls on the coac

  2. mukmin says:

    Why are these people still trying to blame Sulley, Essien and Prince? Was it their fault that we conceded 6 goals in three matches absolutely not. The blame falls on the coaching staff and the FA who hired them. Those three are not in administrative or managerial positions so this indiscipline excuse has to stop. How can 3 players derail a competition we had been preparing for, for four years that’s nonsense GFA and Appiah should accept responsibility and quit asap.

  3. OGYA says:

    Another monkey from the Armed Robbery Tribe opening his uneducated and stinking mouth.

  4. Tanko says:

    Agyapong: the most important and relevant stakeholder in this matter is player not the administrator. Player priority should be the number one agenda and that’s where Nyantakyi failed and failed miserably. He took the country to two successful World Cup and knows the ins and outs of what it takes and so there was no need for all that happened in Brazil. Business didn’t go as usual for him. Essien is not the same person as he was in 2006 and so is Muntari. KPB is not the nicest guy that came to Ghana wanting to brighten his future in 2010…. The three amigos grew from young men to matured men and have families of their own and are more decisive in their own right and should be treated with respect they demanded silently. Nyantakyi and his cohorts still treating these men with disrespect…. When u throw a ball to the wall, it comes right back to you and that’s what happened to Nyantakyi and his cohorts and the three amigos failed him big time!!! The three amigos have nothing to lose. Nyantakyi should go back to the courts to defend criminals. Nyantakyi failed in Brazil big time and must step down immidiately

  5. shieava says:

    i agree with MR .agyapong to larger extend but the g.f.a must also take some blame. especially in regards to player indiscipline and also decline of our local league.but to those saying Mr nyantakyi should go,should wait for his tenure to end or start campaigning against him now so that his mandate would not be renewed by the delegates bcos he was elected through a democratic means..

  6. Gyeabour dormaa says:

    I knw where Kenpong is coming from and it doesn’t surprise me that he is defending the big thief Kwasi nyantakyi. What does he meant by sacrifice,the money is meant for them so why feelin reactant to gv them.indirectly Kenpong is part of the Gfa cuz he has being given contracts. Nyantakyi pls leave Gh.football and save us frm future embarrassment

  7. Tanko says:

    @Shieava: if Nyantakyi has children playing for black stars, would he have ill preparation like he did to the current black stars? Nayantakyi is not stupid! A lawyer by profession and should have known that these players are no longer children and can fight for their rights at any given time just like JJ Eawlings did in 1979 uprising and again on the last day of December 1981. There comes a time when people are fed up with administrators and are demanding justice, equality and fairness. If that failed, they revolt! Just like JJ did as stated above. The three Amigos are tired of the ill preparedness towards the tournament and the inexperience of the coach/ manager. These amigos are dealing with first class coaches at club level and wouldn’t expect less when they come to don the national colors. It’s about time we give the three amigos what is theirs and stop treating them like high school children. Sign contracts to play for national teams….. Apuu! No one is coming to play for the black stars then. For any player in the current black stars players has a manager that manages their day to day affairs and all they have to do is to play on the field. Now where is the national pride and who caused its demise. Always taking everybody for granted. It has to come to an end

  8. nii says:

    I wish you are not a tribalist.

  9. shine says:

    Anybody who blames the three players Muntari Essien Boateng may gods of our land strike them to death. kenpong your dirty face like a gorila. You are amount of most satanic Agents in Ghana God shall banished both of you to hell fire. Look at a tropical forest man dirty face with smelling assholes. Because of politics and Tribalism thats why people still want Nyantekyi but as long as we the fans live GFA must exit. They must go elsewhere to do their Evil and satanic missions. Kenpong your mother next time if you dont have better things to say go and fuck your wife anus mother fucker. Nyantekyi Kwesi Appiah must exit yoooooooooooooo shameles GFA. Nyantekyi and his board members are World cup ugles and corrupted first 11 by Guiness record. John Mahama please sack them fifa has to ban Ghana forever. GFA should go and eat grassese and glasses mother fuckers.

  10. andy hama says:

    You’re a big fool,you’re part of the establishment with Nyantakyi who believes anything
    ashanti or Kotoko oriented should be tolerated even if it’s glaring eating our social integration
    as a country,why so because you eat with him,stolen booties from state sponsored coffers of GFA.
    How many are you?,does your miserable interest surpass that of the greater majority?.Gfa have
    in the past,had all sorts of presidents,why the fuss now if people are advocating for a change
    at the top,since the advent of easy GNPC US dollars,this position has turned into something else.
    Is the GFA presidency for his family?,or who said it’s meant for a segment few?,even the highest
    position in the land ,the president of the nation has limits,so why not a simple GFA presidency.
    Thiefs!!!

  11. shine says:

    I feared nobody but only God. Anyone who touch me with his hands shall loose it I promised you I am real. GFA must go we dont need any explanations we had enough about GFA stories each year. We gonna fight them like The Shield on the Ring more fire. Fire go bon babelong GFA. go please go please we had enough of your harshes lies and stories

  12. woodini says:

    Why are they players quiet and not coming out to justify their actions??? Mind you, these boys are not fools. They knew what they have done. Players revolt against management if they are mis-treated. I know Ghanaians have this attitude ‘ ohh it doesn’t matter, lets give it to God’.But this time, it didn’t work out for the management. The worst was the leader of the players, Asamoah Gyan was taking sides with the management and his colleagues did not take it lightly, hence the unexpected.

  13. shieava says:

    @ Tanko i think there is something wrong with the african system,just take a look at this ended world cup, all the revolt happened only to african countries y……it simply means something is wrong somewhere…we need to set up a commission not committee to prob and if anything went wrong us originally slated people in charge would be held accountable bcos even at the moment there is lill biase within the system bcos these players side havent been heard so when this commission is set up it would give us opportunity to hear their side of the story

  14. ama says:

    TANKO,Do you know what is wrong with we africans?greedy,and we have no leaders.only politicians,who onlythink about themselves,and how to get elected.we all know good leaders think of thefuture of the country.But this politicians no brainers,Do you listen to how they talk,no shape,no style no sense,even ghanian taxi driver make more sense than ghanian politicians.imagine which country on this earth borrow millions of dollars to buy pads pencil for school kids when they cant even pay teachers.ONLY GHANA WILL DO THIS.PLEASE MR WHITE MAN BORROW OUR POLITICIANS SOME COMMON SENSE,THEY REALLY,REALLY NEED IT

  15. ama says:

    I think all BLACK STAR players should put their foot deep down.enough is enough.you players are one that can bring nyantekyi down, make him go away

  16. mutary gariba says:

    Tanko,u just made my day!!,Guys please this has nothing to do with kotoko,hearts or ashanti or any other tribe.If some us of takes that line, am afraid all our effort of seeing Nyantakyi and Kwesi Appiah out wont see day light.Am a ardent kotoko fan,and still wish to see AA and Nyantakyi out,my parents come from kumasi Alaba and still support this movement against the GfA and AA.These two guys should be the target not kotoko ,Hearts or any tribe in ghana,plss!!

  17. mutary gariba says:

    Tanko,u just made my day!!,Guys please this has nothing to do with kotoko,hearts,ashantis or any other tribe.If some us of go that line, am afraid all our effort of seeing Nyantakyi and Kwesi Appiah out wont see day light.Am a ardent kotoko fan,and still wish to see AA and Nyantakyi out,my parents are from kumasi Alaba and still support this movement against the GfA and AA.These two guys should be the target not kotoko ,Hearts or any tribe in ghana,plss!!

  18. African Consciousness says:

    Ghana FA President Nyantakyi, Coach Appiah and Asamoah Gyan should take full responsibility for the failure in Brazil.

    If Brazil had been a success the people that would have taken credit should be the same people that should accept responsibility for the failure.