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Sports News of Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Source: peacefmonline

"Mahama must ensure GFA is restructured or fire 'burn' him"

Popular Sports Presenter, Patrick Osei Agyemang also known as Countryman Songo, has called on President John Dramani Mahama to, with immediate effect, take measures to shake up the Ghana Football Association [GFA] after describing the current FA Boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi and his administration as corrupt leaders.

According to him, the continuous stay of Kwesi Nyantakyi and his administration has accounted for the lack of performance in recent times.

He noted that, despite FIFA’s caveat of interference in association football by politicians, the President must stand on his authority to make sure the right things are done at the FA since government also allocate funds for the running of the FA.

“During the hard times, the President [John Mahama] used taxpayers’ money to pay the players. Though FIFA will refund the money, the President airlifted taxpayers’ money to Brazil. That autonomous granted the FA must be checked. They [FA] cannot hide behind FIFA to rob the nation,” he said.

Adding that, “I prefer FIFA to ban Ghana for government inference in FA administration so we can restructure things to halt the corrupt practices”.

He made this statement on PEACE FM’s flagship morning show programme Kokrokoo when asked to comment on the performance the Black Stars at the on-going 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Countryman Songo insists that the incompetence and lack of accountability on the part of the GFA President and his administration is really costing the nation.

Nonetheless, he appealed to President John Mahama to take immediate action to restructure the association or will face the heat of his “Ogyaa” [fire].

“Kwesi Nyantakyi is incompetent…he must leave. He thinks he is the only one who can take decisions at the FA. After every tournament, the Black Stars perform shamefully, they will come back to say they are sorry. They [FA] think we [Ghanaians] are fools. All they want is money because the FA management has their share in the money. His [Nyantakyi] only interest is in the Black Stars because that is where he gets his profit from.

“…The national team belongs to President Mahama, so if he can’t stand on his authority, if he fails to do that, fire burn him in the professional way,” he opined.