Near Confusion At GFA Briefing

AsamoahCONFUSION nearly erupted at a press briefing organized by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) on the upcoming qualifier between the senior national team, Black Stars and the Cranes of Uganda toward the 2015 African Cup of Nation (AFCON), following a question posed in connection with the missing of hip life musician, Theophilus Tagoe, popularly known as Castro.

Daily Graphic’s Daniel Kenu gave the platform to the Stars’ captain, Asamoah Gyan, to clear the air on rumours that he has allegedly sacrificed the musician.

The Al Ain ace appeared displeased and wanted to comment but Coach Kwasi Appiah calmed him down.

Both the president of the GFA, KwasiNyantakyi and Communications Director, Sanie Diarra took turns to condemn the question stressing that it hinged on the player’s sensibilities which could ruin him psychologically.

According to Mr. Nyantakyi the question was not appropriate for the forum which bothered on the upcoming shot against the Ugandans.

But, Gyan nearly caused a stir when the program ended as he tried to confront Mr, Kenu who was having a chat with this reporter and assistant coach, Maxwell Konadu.

It was team mate, Agyemang Badu who chased and restrained him.

Mr. Nyantakyi had earlier apologised for the fiasco in Brazil and support them by trooping to the stadium on Saturday.

He was hopeful that the team would shine forth and qualify for the AFCON next year.

Responding to questions on technical advisor to help the team, coach Appiah indicated that he had never made any request for a technical advisor but that an advisory body was proposed by the GFA.

He said he was not a repository of knowledge in football and that if the body is put in place their advice could be considered.

On the reactions of the players in connection with the 100,000, dollars, both skipper Gyan Marseille forward, Andre Dede Ayew said it was justified.

According to Gyan it was their money and they deserved to take it, however he apologised for all that preceded before they were given then money.

He observed that many Ghanaians wanted them to win the cup saying ‘’this is a young team which we are building and that all shall be well with time’’.

Still on the money, Gyan said they pay taxes and some time they pay more than the 100,000 dollars when they bring in cars.

On his part, Dede Ayew said many people forget that the money they get come back to the country saying ‘’some of us have lot of family members and friends who depend on us for a living’’ and appealed to all and sundry to be circumspect in how they criticise them.

From Kingsley E. Hope, KumasiFrom Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi

email
Print Friendly

Leave a Comment