Management member of the Black Metoers team, Abdul Salam Yakubu, says the team is struggling at the All Africa Games in Congo because it failed to prepare well for the competition.
Ghana, who are defending champions if the men’s football tournament, have failed to win a match in the tournament following a goalless draw with Senegal in the opening group match and a 2-0 loss to Nigeria on Wednesday.
Speaking to Citi Sports after the match against Nigeria , Abdul Salam Yakubu put the poor showing down to inadequate preparations.
“I think the performance against was not good. The preparations were below par. The technical team put together a training programme which included a tour but the Sports Ministry said there were no funds for that.
Aside from that, the technical team did not have proper access to the players because their clubs did not release them because of commitments in the league. We just could not prepare well for the Games.
If the team draws with Senegal and gets beaten by Nigeria, then it means there is no future for the team.”
Ghana’s only hope of making the next round of the men’s football tournament lies with Nigeria. The Dream Team must beat Senegal by two unanswered goals in their final group match for Ghana to have a chance to qualify for the next round.
By: Nathan Quao/citifmonline.com/Ghana