Ghana FA to confront indiscipline in Black Stars with strong approach

Black Stars players training

Black Stars players training

Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has said the federation will no longer cover up acts of indiscipline in the camp of the Black Stars.

The federation has been forced to adopt drastic measures to curb ill-disciplined players after two players were thrown out of the team at the 2014 World Cup.

AC Milan ace Sulley Muntari was sent home after physically attacking a member of the Ghana FA without any provocation.

Midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng was also sacked after verbally abusing head coach Kwesi Appiah in the full glare of his teammates.

But Nyantakyi says that will not be made to happen again in the Black Stars camp.

“Henceforth we are going to confront indiscipline head-on and no one will be spared the rod,” Nyantakyi said at a press conference on Wednesday.

“In the past we have tried to sweep indiscipline under the carpet to ensure peace but this will never happen because it affected the team in our last campaign.

“You may be the best player in the team but if you fail to abide by the disciplinary codes, you will be shown the exit.”

READERS COMMENTS

  1. cool-usa says:

    How do you discipline people when you are not disciplined yourself

  2. PeeWee says:

    Is it not too late for such talk? You turned a blind eye to all the indiscipline because of corruption, and lack of intelligent leadership within your outfit. I can count about five players who should never have been part of the team to Brazil, due to their appalling behaviour, but poor decision making, coupled with lack of vision on the part of you the authorities allowed them on that plane.

  3. cool-usa says:

    You are part of the problem. Why aren’t you talking about mismanagement, corruption in the GFA.

  4. Thegreatest says:

    Will this include management?

  5. Essien urges Ghana FA to truth says:

    Essien urges Ghana to ‘tell truth’

    Michael Essien has urged Ghana’s Football Association to “tell the truth” after he was accused of misconduct prior to the team’s final group game against Portugal at the World Cup.

    The AC Milan man is reported to have refused to warm up ahead of the game, which ended 2-1, and the case is now being reviewed by the nation’s FA after coach Kwesi Appiah cited the episode in his technical report.

    The ex-Chelsea midfielder has urged “decent dialogue” to resolve issues over appearance fees and training ground indiscipline instead of “destructive and vicious attacks and counterattacks on individual members of the team.”

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    He said in a media statement: “I hold the view that we can investigate and resolve these issues without further destroying the team. I therefore urge all of us who continue to make public comments on the team’s painful experience of leaving the tournament as early as we did to be circumspect in our discourse.

    “I also urge all involved to please remain calm and allow state authorities interested in investigating the issues at stake to do their jobs without any interference and come out with the truth. It is only then that we can learn from our mistakes and reform all aspects of our preparations for major football tournaments in order to restore the pride and glory of Ghanaian football. I strongly believe that it is absolutely the right thing to do for the good and prosperity of our nation’s football.”

    Essien added: “It is in keeping with the positions stated above that I have decided to refrain from responding to the GFA’s allegation that I had displayed acts of indiscipline before and during the Portugal game in Brazil. In deciding not to respond to the allegations, I am convinced that in the fullness of time, all the facts surrounding the entire episode will become public for the good people of Ghana to judge my guilt or otherwise.”

    Kevin-Prince Boateng was sent home from the competition for an alleged verbal attack on Keshi, while Sulley Muntari was also ordered to leave the camp over a reported unprovoked assault on a Ghana official.

  6. Boro says:

    This stringent measure is coming too late. The measure being taken now should have happened after the 2006 world cup and not now that it has caused you to fail if you really meant well. Your partners (players) who help you to milk this nation have changed their mind that is why you are now thinking of doing the right thing but the damage has already be caused. Keep your strict measures to yourself, for whoever takes over from you after you have resigned can start from there.

  7. Tanko says:

    Apuu! Decsipline yourselves first. Every black star is a champion in his own rights. Bunch of criminals calling themselves FA. Liars

  8. FABU THE BEST & GREATEST says:

    So long as politicians allow the FA to do its own thing, there will be no problem.

  9. k a s says:

    Management, corruption in Ghana and in GFA, then you said u will discipline Ghana Black stars. How do u discipline people when u are not disciplined yourself. Let GFA tell the truth. The players knows the truth, what GFA did to them but they are afraid, that is why Sulley Mutari physically attack GFA member and Boating also abusing the head coach Kwesi Appiah. Do think to run after that small ball is easy, then somebody will come and eat my own swept. If GFA didn’t come out with the truth Ghanaians can’t learn from their mistakes. How can you say am going to Brazil with only NDC members. Twiaaaaaa Ghana paaaaa ni.

  10. k a s says:

    Mismanagement, corruption in Ghana and in GFA, then you said u will discipline Ghana Black stars. How do u discipline people when u are not disciplined yourself. Let GFA tell the truth. The players knows the truth, what GFA did to them but they are afraid, that is why Sulley Mutari physically attack GFA member and Boating also abusing the head coach Kwesi Appiah. Do think to run after that small ball is easy, then somebody will come and eat my own swept. If GFA didn’t come out with the truth Ghanaians can’t learn from their mistakes. How can you say am going to Brazil with only NDC members. Twiaaaaaa Ghana paaaaa ni.