May 22, 2024

Former Minister of Communications under the administration of former President John Dramani Mahama has reacted to the dismissal of Chris Hughton as the head coach of Ghana national team, Black Stars.

Dr. Edward Omane Boamah believes sacking the head coach alone will not yield any positive results in saving Ghana football.

According to him, the GFA should admit that they have failed Ghanaians and dissolve itself.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has announced that Chris Hughton has been sacked from his post as the Black Stars coach following Ghana’s abysmal performance in the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations  (AFCON) tournament in Ivory Coast which ended with a group stage exit without a win in three games.

Ghana needed a win to qualify from group-stage but their last game against Mozambique at Alassane Ouattara Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast today, January 22, 2024 ended with a 2-2 draw.

Ghana suffered a 2-1 defeat to Cape Verde in their first match of the AFCON and secured a 2-2 draw during their second match between Egypt at Felix Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Two points in three matches resulted in Ghana exit in the 2023 AFCON tournament.

Reacting to the development on his X account, Omane Boamah stated that taking action against coaches after failed tournaments have been existing for many years but it doesn’t change anything.

He indicated that it is the hard time appropriate measures should be taken to save Ghana football.

“Sacking coach Chris Hughton, no big deal. The GFA should dissolve itself, too. We’ve been here before several times. Let’s do something new and different to save Ghana football!” Omane Boamah wrote on his X (formerly twitter).

Meanwhile, outspoken sports Journalist, Patrick Osei Agyemang, affectionately called Countryman Songo believes Chris Hughton was facing challenges in discharging his duties as the head coach of the Black Stars.

According to him, Chris should be bold and come out and express his feeling how the Ghana Football Association was treating him.

He understands the GFA doesn’t like him to be Black Stars coach so they did everything to frustrate him in order to fail. Adding that the GFA should also be dissolved.

“If Chris Hughton can help Ghanaians, he should tell us the truth about every challenge he faces with the FA people. He should tell the truth, he didn’t perform well but if he believes himself that he knows his coaching job, the so-called FA people, Kurt and the others have treated him badly. They didn’t like him so they wanted him to fail so they could bring their own choice of coach for the Black Stars. But if the coach has been sacked, GFA should also dissolve to avoid any future disaster” Songo stated.