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Afriyie out to mend Black Stars-fans relationship

Thursday 4th December , 2014 3:36 pm
George Afriyie, Black Stars Management Committee Chairman
George Afriyie, Black Stars Management Committee Chairman

Newly appointed chairman of the Black Stars management committee George Afriyie has revealed that repairing the broken relationship between the Black Stars and the people of Ghana would be his first quest.

Fans of the Black Stars have not hidden their disgust for the team following a number of events that ensued during the World Cup in Brazil,resulting in the team’s poor performance and eventual elimination in the group stage of the competition.

The team saw an open display of disdain by the fans characterized by shouting of obscenities at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi during the team’s AFCON 2015 qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda and Afriyie said he would want to rekindle the good relationship between the team and fans together.

“This is not about George Afriyie’s vision or leadership style but I believe that as a committee we will look at ways to make sure that we can get the whole country to support our Black Stars again,” said Afriyie on Ghana Television’s Sunday Night Live sports show.

He added: “Once we are able to do that with the coming in of a new coach if we have a very fertile ground where the whole country is behind him criticism will be minimized and the man can get to business,”he told some reporters shortly after his official unveiling.”

According to him, having the fans on the side of the team is essential especially in the wake of the appointment of Avram Grant as head coach.

 

 

By: Benjamin Nketsia/Citifmonline.com/Ghana

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