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Government, Ghana FA call conference to seek solutions to football challenges

Government has invited about sixty Eminent Football Administrators to review the country's football and advice on a national strategy for the sport in the country in the wake of the Black Stars' disastrous showing at the World Cup.

Ghana FA and government are seeking for solutions

Government has invited about sixty Eminent Football Administrators to review the country’s football and advice on a national strategy for the sport in the country in the wake of the Black Stars’ disastrous showing at the World Cup.

The initiative is a collaboration between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association.

The Eminent Football Administrators will reflect on developments in the area of competitive football and fashion out a national response strategy.

This could be seen as major step in reviewing the Black Stars poor showing at the 2014 World Cup tournament in Brazil which led to a first round exit.

The conduct of the members of the team and the managers attracted negative media attention globally.

President John Dramani Mahama subsequently constituted a three-member Committee to review Ghana’s participation and the shameful exit from the tournament in Brazil.

The ministry in a release on Thursday indicated: “This Group of Eminent Football Administrators is made up of personalities with acclaimed experience in both the field of play and football management and administration in Ghana and abroad”.

They will be participating in a two-day retreat scheduled for Friday 11 and Saturday 12 July, 2014 at the Premier Best Western Hotel in the Airport Residential Area of Accra.

The full list of the eminent administrators is published below: Mr. Ato Ahwoi, Nana Sam Brew Butler, M.N.D.Jawula, Ade Coker, Welbeck Abra Appiah, Joe Aggrey, Prof. Joshua Alabi, Alhaji Aliu Raji, J.Y. Appiah, Commodore Mensah, Harry Zakour, Alhaji Said Sinare, Abbey Pobee, Mr. Joe Kpenge, Dr. K.K. Sarpong, Oheneba Charles, Kwabena Yeboah, Christian Abbew, George Amoako, Sir Sam Jonah, Karl Tuffour, Ackah Anthony.

The rest are Awuah Nyamekye, Randy Abbey, Kwame Baah-Nuakoh, Ben Kwofie, Jones Abu Allassan, Ex-Referee L.O. Laryea, Owuahene Acheampong, C.K. Akonnor, Abedi Ayew Pele, Dr. Nyaho Tamakloe, Odotei Sowah, Tony Yeboah, Mike Mensah Bonsu, Alhaji Grusah, Ibrahim Sunday, Rev. Osei Kofi, Sam Arday, Stephen Appiah, Kurt Okraku, Mr. Rex Danquah, Prof. Kofi Kumado, Antwi Gyamfi, Maj. Yaw Larson, Hon. Osafo Maafo, Hon. Papa Owusu Ankomah, Hon Rashid Pelpuo, Hon. E. T. Mensah, Hon. AkuaSena Dansoa, Hon. Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah, Hon. Clement Humado, Hon. Rashid Bawa, Hon. Mohammed M. Mubarak, Hon. Dominic Fobih, Hon. Amarkai Amarteifio.

Do you think all the key people have been called? Which other names do you want invited for the event? Do you think the event is necessary? Make your views known in the box below

READERS COMMENTS

  1. oxygen says:

    why you didnt invite,takyie arhine and Herbert mensah

    • Sack Coach Appiah says:

      The only solution to this great team now in divorce is to let coach Appiah go. Coach who hate some players and love others is not a material to lead. National thing is being operate as friends own thing, Coach Appiah must vacate his position in other to bring peace to our National team. Appiah must go is the only answer.

  2. Gha-Zam says:

    World Cup 2014: Study reveals how teams have been perceived
    Experts have compiled a database which reveals the words most frequently used to describe countries at the World Cup.

    The Cambridge University Press study of a range of media sources found the words most associated with England were ‘exciting’, ‘disappointing’ and ‘inexperienced’.

    Germany were described as ‘powerful’, ‘focused’ and ‘committed’, with their fellow finalists Argentina being labelled ‘confident’ and ‘unconvincing’. Hosts Brazil were ‘emotional’, ‘popular’ and ‘desperate’.

    The multi-billion word database of written and spoken English language was designed to give an indication of how each team was perceived by media and fans alike.

    Earlier research by the organisation found that confidence levels in England were rated at 77 out of 100 on the day of their opening match, which ended in a 2-1 defeat by Italy.

    Words used the most to describe countries
    Team Word 1 Word 2 Word 3
    Source: Cambridge University Press

    Algeria
    determined
    pride
    together

    Argentina
    confident
    flair
    unconvincing

    Australia
    positive
    effort
    spirited

    Belgium
    flair
    dark horse
    talent

    Bosnia and Hercegovina
    injustice
    defensive
    forceful

    Brazil
    emotional
    popular
    desperate

    Cameroon
    hapless
    battle
    chaotic

    Chile
    attacking
    tactical
    thrilling

    Colombia
    unpredictable
    exciting
    attacking

    Costa Rica
    dynamic
    pace
    battle

    Croatia
    dangerous
    tactical
    competitive

    Ecuador
    inconsistent
    strong
    potential

    England
    exciting
    inexperienced
    disappointing

    France
    organised
    defensive
    exciting

    Germany
    powerful
    focused
    committed

    Ghana
    money
    strike
    powerful

    Greece
    defensive
    cautious
    stubborn

    Honduras
    physical
    spirit
    robust

    Iran
    defend
    hope
    drought

    Italy
    slow
    vulnerable
    pessimism

    Ivory Coast
    pace
    physical
    struggle

    Japan
    possession
    disappointing
    frustrated

    Mexico
    determined
    tactical
    talented

    Netherlands
    rampaging
    strategy
    stunning

    Nigeria
    inexperienced
    speed
    tough

    Portugal
    frustration
    ego
    disappointing

    Russia
    drab
    error
    mediocre

    South Korea
    woeful
    failure
    embarrassing

    Spain
    defensive
    poor
    humiliation

    Switzerland
    pace
    difficult
    talented

    United States
    determined
    heroic
    courageous

    Uruguay
    bite
    disgrace
    do-or-die

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  3. Prince Owusu-Yeboah says:

    This is a waste of time and another waste of tax payers money. Football management in Ghana is not rocket science and we know the sickness that it is suffering. Conflict of interest is number one. Having club owners or club sympathisers run the management of the GFA can never work with integrity, transparency and accountability. Let’s not waste time and rather do the right thing. Stop fooling ourselves. Football in Ghana will never reach it’s potential if the local league is not well structured and managed. Forget about the Black Stars. The real potential of Ghana football lies with the local league.

  4. afrikaba1 says:

    Majority are those already friends with GFA members.

  5. maubs says:

    no disrespect to the committee but i dint know we had so many football professors and honuorables. including afriyie ankrah in Ghana. the names confirm what we think-a lot of these have been the voice of what should be done about football in Ghana in all the times that we have not won a trophy. some of the names yes they are wise choices but where is the freshness of thought that we seek? are current footballers going to be represented? how is the committee going to reach out and hear some of the current players who may have genuine concerns and ideas? how are 60 people going to represent all ideas and concerns in two days? could it not be better if a few were selected and mandated to contact different parties and views of the fans too? 60 man committee sounds like a lot of chefs to me to cook a broth.

  6. maubs says:

    everything looks so possible in ghana nowadays but to describe us as money, strike and powerful is a bit too far too. humble, listen learn and more powerful. hopefully we can do away with window dressing of problem, politicising it and ignoring to address the issues properly or to listen to the people and do what is right. God bless ghana and damn corrupt officialdom who brings our name into disrepute all the time.

  7. Sly says:

    Ghana football has no challenges. The coach and the president of the GFA must go period.

  8. selfmade says:

    We have about 30 to 40 names and they should submit their expenses to the ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OFFICE for auditing!

    The money that ll be spend on these so called football experts ll be more than what we spend in Brazil!

    Mark it!

  9. selfmade says:

    If afriyie ANKRAH is there as one of the experts, then, god shld have mercy on this country!

    This is a minister who has brought unprecedented shame to this country and we are still going to spend monies on his PHAT ASS in the name of expert committee!

    We NEED A SERIOUS REVOLUTION NOW!!

  10. Benito says:

    Do we really need all these guys to brainstorm on our football management????

  11. Tanko says:

    About 65% of then can be trusted. I think it’s necessary

  12. sam va says:

    Eeeeem abedi pele and tony yeboah had the same problem of overbloated egos when they played for the black stars so I don’t know what they can contribute to this group.

  13. voice in the wilderness says:

    State of confusion. First, three man committee hasn’t started their task, then 60 man expert including a failed sports minister, an ex sports minister with a shady past, and many dishonorables. Just invite the ex footballers with global recognition, and some club administrators with proven reputation.

  14. A concerned citizen says:

    All these soccer experts convention will be meaningless if Akwasi Appiah is not sacked

  15. We outplay the Germans
    We could have been in the finals but as a results of poor managment we failed.at thise moment I will spport any player who refuse to play for Ghana.Ghanaians have suffered a lot.it is time for change.Appiah and the entire GFA must go.fire burn them all.

  16. kojo amponsah says:

    i think Tony Baffoe, Coach Selas Tetteh, Hebert Addo and maybe some more sports journalist and black star players as well