Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president of Ghana, has pleaded with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to permit the Black Stars technical staff to perform their duties in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
President Akufo-Addo made this statement when addressing a GFA delegation at the Presidency office, which was led by Kurt Okraku.
The new Black Stars jerseys with his name on the back were also given to President Akufo-Addo by the delegation.
“I was impressed with the technical team, the way they handled the qualification and that is the reason why I recommended for their permanent stay and you did that. I think it is the best possible basis on which to go,” he said
“But having chosen the technical team, I will implore you (Kurt Okraku) to leave them to choose the players for the World Cup. I think that the people who run football clubs know what is required of a good coach, it takes responsibility and if he doesn’t, you know what to do.”
“But what is always a problem is Ministers, President, and others influencing players on coaches, we don’t want it that way because we have confidence in the people you have chosen. I think we’ve got a very good technical team of Otto Addo, Chris Hughton, George Boateng, and Didi Dramani”.
“We’ve got a very good set of people to guide our players so we should leave them to work because they are the best combination for us and the rest of us will do our best to support them,” he added.