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Investigate GFA for alleged manipulation of player selection – Stakeholders

Stakeholders have called for an investigation into the allegation that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) manipulates the job of the Black Stars’ coach in selecting players for tournaments.

Kurt Okraku, GFA Boss

This comes on the back of the Black Stars' early exit in the 2022 Qatar World Cup tournament due to their porous performance.

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Presidential Staffer, Dennis Miracles Aboagye, on TV3 key point, said the abysmal performance of the team should be blamed on the technical team.

“The technical people, they should come and tell us whether it is true that in the calling of the players there is favoritism,”

Adding that “It is out there that the GFA manipulates the selection of players. If that is the case, are we saying that there are some qualified players but due to the GFA manipulation they were not called? They should come and explain.”

“The challenge is, there is a certain high level of football politics at the backroom which affect the players on the pitch.”

Member of Parliament for Tamale Central Murtala Mohammed has also called for the probing of the said allegation.

He also wants claims that the team was not given adequate for their participation in the world cup should also be investigated.

“It ought to be investigated, we also need to know how much was spent,” he said.

Private legal practitioner, Martin Kpebu who said he welcomes any move to render accountability said “yes, accountability, let them come and account.”

Ghana in a revenge match against Uruguay lost 2:1, Georgian De Arrascaeta scored twice to put Uruguay in the lead but it wasn’t enough to send them to the last 16.

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