Former Minister of Youth and Sports Nii Lante Vanderpuye believes Ghana should forget about qualifying to the Qatar 2022 World Cup and focus on building a solid and holistic national team structure.
Ghana currently sit in 3rd place in Group G of the World Cup qualifiers after a win and a defeat in its opening two matches but are without a head coach after C.K Akonnor was fired for performing poorly.
The GFA is on the cusp of hiring a new coach in the person of Milovan Rajevac to rescue the qualifiers but Vanderpuye believes Ghana must let go their ambition to participate at Qatar 2022 and rather concentrate on planning long term by putting the right structures in plan.
According to Vanderpuye the current national team strategy will not yield positive results.
“I will subscribe to ditching the World Cup campaign,” he told Umaru Sanda on Citi TV’s Face to Face show.
“We cannot achieve results with this current mentality and strategy where we invite players, assemble them to play a match and leave.
“We should plan and build a national team where we have a structure to teams in the lower categories.
“We should set targets for the next 20 years for our teams winning the world cup at different levels.
“We should have a technical structure and have a director to draw up programs for the entire set up to make use of,” he stated.
Ghana play Zimbabwe next in the World Cup qualifiers on October 6th at home and October 10th away from home.