Stars Committed To New Code Of Conduct

Strs1BLACK STARS players are reported to have committed themselves to a new code of conduct as they begin their 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers this weekend at home.

The Ghana Football Association held a meeting with players invited for the matches against Uganda and Togo this month at their camping base in Kumasi last Tuesday.

There has been the need to instill discipline in camp after some disquiet rocked their World Cup campaign in Brazil.

Per the new deal, players will no longer be paid in cash and there was also  a re-orientation exercise.

“There were a number of issues that we discussed with the players; one is about the code of conduct with players, mode of payment of monies- we are moving from the payment of cash to either cheques,” Ghana FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi said.

“We settled on the payment through the cheque system. We also looked at issues arising from the World Cup-The need to re-dedicate and re-commit ourselves to the course of the country.

“The meeting was very successful because the body engaged players and also got them to commit themselves to doing well for the country and they welcomed the suggestion we put across.”

Ghana will play Uganda at the Baba Yara Stadium on Saturday before engaging the Hawks of Togo on 10 September in Lome.

Meanwhile,  captain Asamoah Gyan produced leadership magic when he turned some booing fans at the Black Stars training into chanting supporters by stopping training and approaching them to plead for their support ahead of Saturday’s match against Uganda.

The UAE-based attacker was forced to move into the stands to engage some supporters who had targeted some players with insults during their training session at the Kumasi Sports Stadium.

The fans were obviously unhappy with the performance of some players during the World Cup and turned against those players with insults.

With their voices getting high and disrupting the training, Gyan moved up into the stands to call them for a chat that resulted in the fans breaking into applause for the captain and then the Black Stars.

Gyan’s engagement paid immediate dividends with the fans quickly singing the praises of the players and applauding them for their efforts during the training.

Ghana will continue their training with two sessions at the Kumasi Sports Stadium with morning and evening sessions planned.

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