Sports Writers Association of Ghana (SWAG) President, Kwabena Yeboah, has called for a deep reflection on Ghana’s dwindling fortunes in football in recent years.
He said this during his speech at the 47th edition of the SWAG Awards held at the Accra International Conference Center that honoured over 35 sports personalities and athletes.
While lamenting the woeful performances of Ghanaian football clubs and national teams in competitions, he chided the Ghana Football Association (GFA) over its major failure.
“We have to do a sober introspection into our lives as a football nation. We need to work smart and invest meaningfully in our sport to halt the rot. Isn’t sad that in our last four World Cup appearances, we cannot boast of any legacy project from the FIFA money much of it was shared among players and officials. We certainly have to take a second look at the practice, for instance, of paying as much as $100,000 to some management members as appearance fee” he said.
His speech was delivered on the backdrop of Ghana’s Black Galaxies losing 0-2 to Niger to crash out of the 2022 CHAN at the quarterfinal stage.
Black Stars player Mohammed Kudus won the Sports Personality of the Year Award on the night.