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Blame Sports Ministry for Black Stars 2014 World Cup fiasco – Ex-GFA boss Kwesi Nyantakyi

Former Ghana Football Association [GFA] president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has attributed Black Stars’ 2014 World Cup fiasco to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

The Black Stars suffered an early elimination from the Mundial having impressed in 2006 and 2010 in Germany and South Africa.

Ghana suffered a first-round exit on the back of financially induced chaos in camp over delays in paying player appearance fees.

According to Nyantakyi, the Sports Ministry was mainly responsible for the terrible situation that had players threatening to boycott Ghana’s final group game against Portugal.

US$3 million had to be flown to Ghana’s camp to resolve the issue and the former GFA Boss strongly believes it was the Ministry’s actions or inactions that led to the unfortunate incident.

“Based on previous experiences, the wages are paid in Ghana either by cheque or bank transfer. Once the 23 players list for the World Cup, they should have been paid before heading to the World Cup.

The money that was flown to Brazil was unnecessary. They should have been paid in Ghana but it wasn’t paid”.

“The money isn’t from the GFA, the money is from Bank of Ghana and Bank of Ghana credited the Ministry of Youth and Sports account but giving it to the players became a problem,” he said in an interview with Kings TV.

 

 

Source: Modern Ghana

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