Friday Jan 21, 2022. 09:00
Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku has taken responsibility for the Black Stars dramatic exit from AFCON 2021 as crisis talks over the debacle with governing officials loom this Friday.
“It didn’t work. I’m a leader of the family, I take full responsibility but also our collective responsibility to remain calm to support this gallant group of players who have offered themselves to serve our country,” Okraku told Asempa FM.
“They need support so they can grow and win trophies for Ghana.
“For those who were not ready to serve Ghana we cannot force them, of course, these are the players who have dedicated themselves to the national calls and who want to sacrifice even in difficulties and I’m saying this group of players were ready to sacrifice their blood for Ghana.”
Meanwhile, Okraku and his executive have been summoned for an emergency meeting at the Ghana Sports Ministry.
“The Ministry has summoned the GFA leadership to an emergency meeting scheduled for Friday ,21 January,2022 to urgently discuss and take decisions aimed at salvaging the performance of the Black Stars especially in the next set of games,” an official letter from the Ghana Ministry of Youth and Sports to the GFA read in part.