No one has any qualms about Sammy Gyamfi or any other Ghanaian criticizing this administration for one thing or the other.
What we find problematic is when these criticisms are not done constructively. One of such hollow criticisms has to do with Sammy Gyamfi proclaiming that Ghanaians will not forgive Akufo-Addo if the Black Stars fail to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
One wonders what the President of the Republic ought to have done that hasn’t been done to trigger this nonsensical commentary from Sammy Gyamfi.
Is Akufo-Addo Kurt Okraku and his management team members of the Ghana Football Association? More than enough funds have been injected into the Ghana Black Stars’ campaign for the next World Cup in Qatar.
If he is talking about football mafia, then he went after the wrong person. He should channel his frustrations to those at the GFA, not Akufo-Addo.
In any event, didn’t they hail the persecution of Kwesi Nyantakyi when Anas went after him? He and his bunch of empty avowed critics of Nyantakyi jubilated when the former GFA President was being crucified.
In fact, he Sammy Gyamfi was one of the cheerleaders, and he is here today with his sanctimonious gibberish, blaming Akufo-Addo for the poor performance of the senior national team, the Black Stars.
Ghana qualifying for the next World Cup does not rest on the shoulders of the President of the Republic, but that of the President of the Ghana Football Association.
He should tell us something John Mahama did that propelled Ghana to the Brazil World Cup, the tournament that saw Ghana disgracing itself with that plane lifting of dollars to the South American country.
We all know the myriad of challenges plaguing Ghana football. It is about time we took an introspective look at the ills of our football with the view to finding measures to make Ghana strong again in the world of football.
Sammy Gyamfi’s childish effusions would not get the Black Stars the qualification we all desperately seek. Such ebullitions irritate sane minds.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.