AFCON 2021: Parliament To Set Up Committee Of Enquiry To Investigate Black Stars Of Ghana Performance 

AFCON 2021: Parliament To Set Up Committee Of Enquiry To Investigate Black Stars Of Ghana Performance
AFCON 2021: Parliament To Set Up Committee Of Enquiry To Investigate Black Stars Of Ghana Performance 
AFCON 2021: Parliament To Set Up Committee Of Enquiry To Investigate Black Stars Of Ghana Performance 

Mr. Joseph Osei-Owusu, the First Deputy Speaker of Parliament, has instructed the Committee on Youth and Sports to probe the Black Stars’ poor performance, which resulted in their early exit from the present Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.

The Committee is also anticipated to provide a report for the House’s consideration on what caused the national team’s dismal performance.

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The decision by the First Deputy Speaker comes after a remark by Mr. Kobena Woyome, the Ranking Member on the Youth and Sports Committee, and comments from members on the floor about the Black Stars’ performance.

He mentioned four factors, which had affected Ghana football such as poor management, coach selection, poor player selection, and poor coordination of pre-tournament activities.
Mr. Woyome called for a critical look at sports development in Ghana as a whole if the country was to make an impact in international tournaments and also seen as a “sports nation,” adding that government must initiate an agenda for holistic sports development.
“Mr. Speaker, for us to see a positive turn around in Ghana’s football and giving the central role of sports in national development, and in fostering national unity, there is the need for the Government to, as a matter of urgency, initiate a process for a holistic sports development agenda that adopts short to long term approaches…”
Mr Patrick Boamah, MP for Okaikoi South and Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee, called for an investigation into the player selection to the national team, which, he said, was fraught with challenges and did not provide the best of players for the Black Stars.
He said player discipline was another concern, which led to their poor performance and early exit from the tournament.

He claimed that sports administrators were hiding behind FIFA’s rule that the government could not meddle in football administration, despite the fact that they rely on the government for funding and sponsorship.

Mustapha Ussif, the Sports Minister, who sought clarification, stated that ahead to the 2021 AFCON, a Presidential Fundraising for Corporate Entities was launched to solicit support for the Black Stars in the AFCON and World Cup if they qualified.

He said the target was to raise $25 million but only two million dollars was realised.
He said Ghanaians were disappointed in the poor performance of the Black Stars and expressed the hope that measures would be put in place to improve their game.
Source ModernGhana
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