[On Ghanaian football]
“What Ghanaians have seen and heard so far is disgraceful, a blot on our conscience as a nation, and simply disrespectful.
People are placed in positions of power and authority to help lift Ghana up, show our flag at global tournaments, and sing the Anthem with pride.
We expect some decorum from them.
We expect them to treat the Ghanaian public with respect.”
“If these people turn around and abuse their office, something has to be done.
The President has acted.
There was once a time when Ghana was known for its football talent and could be counted on to thrill the nation and beyond.
In the last 15 years, our leaders have looked on as football administrators become celebrities, court jesters, bankers carrying millions of dollars to foreign countries against Banking regulations, Sports ministers join the gravy train of corruption, while political parties exploit the immense resources that football marshals.
That is the crux of the problem.”
“Ghana sat back and watched as rot, worse than Ebola, gripped the country ‘involving GFA officials, top NSA officials, football administrators,’ etc, and I should add, politicians.
The list provided by Government is unending.
Where were our Parliamentarians when Ghana failed to qualify for the World Cup?”
“Where were the football ‘stakeholders’ when rumours of corruption and rot filled the air in Ghana?
We looked on.
Now we watch…….explosive video and once again do what we do best, hypocritical cries of horror and disbelief.
Shame on us all.”
PUBLIC AGENDA EDITORIAL
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