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Sports News of Thursday, 23 April 2020


‘Politicians do not play football’ - Majeed Waris fires back at Wakaso

Abdul Majeed Waris Abdul Majeed Waris

Ghanaian international striker Abdul Majeed Waris has delivered a clap-back to national team mate Wakaso Mubarak following his comments about acts of politicians being inimical to the success of the Black Stars.

Wakaso in an interview with local TV station Angel FM claimed partisan politics between National Democratic Congress (NDC) and New Patriotic Party (NPP) has largely influenced the Black Stars’ ill fated runs at major competitions.

Waris has refuted these claims and made a counter claim that it is actually politics in the National team camp jeopardizing the Black Stars fortunes.

The SC Strasbourg forward believes biased player selection by national team handlers is rather the cause of Ghana’s woes.

“I saw Wakaso making a comment that politics is affecting the Black Stars. I feel that it is not the political thing that is affecting the performance of the players on the field because politics does not play football”, he told Saddick Adams Obama on YAC Media on Instagram Live.

“I think with the national team, the politics affects the selection of players”.

“With me they call you from Europe when you’re performing and always drop you like a scapegoat for players who do not even play half a season and I’m not going to talk about myself alone”.

“I feel the political aspect of player selection is something that is affecting the Black Stars”.

“The selection is not based on your performance, it’s only based on politics in the team and I think it is something that affects us at tournaments because that’s the biggest stage that everyone wants to be part and that’s also when the politics get in a lot” Waris concluded.

Abdul Majeed Waris’ comments are likely to add up to the heat generated by Mubarak Wakaso’s comments.