Ghana’s former Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Vincent Oppong Asamoah has attributed the country’s inability to end the long Africa Cup of Nations trophy drought to “indisciplined” management members of the Black Stars who ‘high ‘ with the players over girls at the team’s hotel during tournaments.
Ghana – four times winners of the competition – has struggled to win the Africa Cup of Nations since the nation’s last clinched in 1982 despite spending huge millions of dollars to win the title at the expense of the poor Ghanaian taxpayer.
Oppong Asamoah, who represents the people of Dormaa West in Parliament, claims the “indisciplined” management members turn the team’s hotel into a brothel where they intensify their sexual escapades during tournaments.
According to the legislator, the unacceptable behaviour of the management members is what has delayed Ghana’s wait for the fifth Afcon trophy in about 40 years.
“Ghanaians are too indisciplined, they cannot close their zips, when they travel for tournaments, they keep chasing girls, and disrupt the attention of the Players,” he told Happy FM veteran journalist Odiasempa Kwame Oware.
“I have followed the Black Stars to many tournaments, and see some of the management members changing girls at the team’s hotel, they compete with the players for girls, most of whom are foreigners.”
Ghana secured its 23rd appearances at the continental showpiece after beating Sao Tome 3-1 in their final qualifying match in Accra to end Group C as winners.