Sammy Kuffour, a former Black Stars defender, has pleaded with Ghanaians to work toward finding answers to the team’s problems rather than criticizing the players.
After losing to Uruguay in their final group match on Friday night at the Al Janoub Stadium, Ghana was eliminated from the 2022 World Cup.
Giorgian De Arrascaeta scored goals for Uruguay in the 26th and 32nd minutes. Uruguay, though, also left the competition as South Korea defeated Portugal 2-1.
Sammy Kuffour said at the media briefing held by the Ghana Football Association following Ghana’s elimination from the World Cup:
“I think it is beautiful to see our countrymen at this level in terms of journalism. We all agree this is not what we expected to happen to us yesterday and we believe like coach said we believe in our team. So I will plead please we shouldn’t point fingers on each and every player or whoever did something wrong here,”
“I will still insist we should find a solution to our problems than to point fingers. It will not help we all know we want to go far look at how many people are here look at how many businesses goes on in Ghana. Maybe earning 1 cedi or 2 cedis it is good for all of us when Ghana goes high. I will still plead we should just take it easy on these young players we called them,”
“I can take the pressure not everybody can take the pressure when I was playing I hear everything from Germany from critics here and there I don’t care but you know not everybody has that heart these are the young ones. So please let’s just hold them to a higher esteem it is not that you have to brush them,”
“Germany coach said something they are now going on the street to find talent to give football to juggle to do whatever they want to do but we have it natural. So please like I said we shouldn’t point fingers but try and find a solution how can we get better from here. It started with all of us so please I am pleading.”