Monday, 22 January 2018
GFA yet to learn from World Cup failure - Sammy Kuffour

GFA yet to learn from World Cup failure - Sammy Kuffour

By Daniel ODURO
Former Ghana defender Sammy Kuffour says he is not convinced that the Ghana Football Association has learnt from the 2018 World Cup failure, adding he is scared the Black Stars might miss out on the subsequent tournaments if care is not taken.

The Black Stars failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, to be hosted in Russia later this year. It was the first time the Stars failed to reach the tournament after making their debut in Germany 2006.
The Black Stars lost the only slot of their group to Egypt, who themselves are making a return to the competition for the first time since 1990.
Kuffour played for Ghana at the 2006 World Cup, and says he is worried about the continuous decline of the country’s football standards.
According to the ex-Bayern Munich defender, the GFA must make a conscious effort to identify the problems and reasons why the team failed to reach the World Cup and make an effort to ensure those problems are not repeated.
“Ghana football is dying and we are here not doing anything to fix it. We are always saying God will provide, but things don’t work like that anymore. We have to face reality and organise ourselves. After we failed to qualify for the World Cup, have we sat down and analysed what happened? I don’t think we have done that, and yes the GFA may be more knowledgeable than I am, but just like the CAF President is doing, the FA must work closely with ex-players to help revive Ghana football,” Kuffour told reporters at the 2017 CAF Awards held in Accra last Thursday.

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