Kennedy Agyapong has slammed the handlers of the Black Stars bordering on how things culminated in their disastrous outing at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The maverick politician who is aspiring to be the president of the country expressed doubts about the way Ghanaian football is currently organized, which allows owners and executives of certain teams to take office in the Ghana Football Association.
According to him, he is persuaded that the current practice is a significant barrier to the game’s expansion in the nation.
Kennedy Agyapong stated in a speech to some NPP supporters about his intentions for football should he win the presidency that the game needs to be restructured and reformatted if Ghanaian football is to advance.
He believes that the current administration fosters corruption and intervention because club owners who hold powerful positions in the FA will force their players to participate in the national team.
Kennedy Agyapong made a comment about a defender who was a huge failure but got selected for the 2022 World Cup due to his contacts with the FA.
The Assin Central MP claimed that for reasons best known to him, the coach decided to stick with the player rather than selecting either Tariq Lamptey or Gideon Mensah for the role.
“They claim we can’t interfere but if you want sports to develop, that must happen. I don’t see why team owners should be part of the GFA. One of the defenders performed poorly. He was a complete flop. I won’t mention his name but he was atrocious.
“We had players like Lamptey and Gideon Mensah and they benched him. Mensah was a very confident player but was benched. Lamptey added pace to the team but was benched. It’s because owners of the teams wanted their players to play. We need to get an independent body to manage the football,” he said.