Sports News of Thursday, 1 August 2019
Former Vice-Chairman of the Ghana Football Association’s Player Status Committee, Kofi Manu has said he knew that the Black Stars will fail in their quest to win 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
This he said was due to the politicization of the national team.
Manu , who is affectionately called Blue Boy hinted that he told the Head Coach James Kwesi Appiah point blank that he will return from Egypt without the trophy because the team has been mingled with politics.
“Me i told Kwesi Appiah before he left for the tournament that we cannot win the trophy.He called me after he came and i told him how politicizing things in the team affected them and that we can’t win the trophy because our football is mingle with politics, it is NDC and NPP, “he told storm FM.
He also hinted that stripping Asamoah Gyan of his captaincy before the start of the tournament by Kwesi Appiah was a big mistake on the part of the coach.
“Kwesi i have heard that you have stripped Asamoah Gyan of his captaincy and he explained but i told him he didn’t act well.They did this to you in 1992 when you were stripped off the captaincy and handed it over to Abedi Pele because you couldn’t speak french when we were going to Senegal which brought a lot of problems to the team”