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Sports News of Wednesday, 18 January 2017


Afcon: Stop giving Stars a bad name – GFA

The Communications Director of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Sannie Daara, has expressed his disappointment at the negative reportage from the camp of the Black Stars ahead of the team’s second game against the Eagles of Mali.

Allegations of bad blood amongst some key players as well as a purported row over bonuses in the Black Stars camp made the headlines on Tuesday prior to the team’s opener against Uganda, a situation Mr Daara finds most unfortunate, given they are false reports.

“Is it not a shame that some of your colleagues create and foment all kinds of lies just to give these hard working players a bad name? The other day one website was reporting that there was bad blood between the captain and his deputy. As you can clearly see, these same two players are chatting and joking around yet someone cooks such a deceitful story,” he told Class Sports’ Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang.

“I have also read to my utter dismay that the GFA presented a huge budget with some wild bonuses captured in there. Let me state on authority that we have not submitted anything to anyone. Absolutely nothing. What is circulating is definitely not coming from the FA. Some faceless people who want to give the FA a bad name are circulating all kinds of stories and this is very unfortunate. Why don’t we rather channel our energies into supporting the team?”

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Youth and Sports has said no amount has been agreed as winning bonus for the team.