A member of the parliamentary select committee on Youth and Sports, Kwadwo Baah Agyemang, has advised the Sports Ministry and the Ghana Football Association (GFA), to sit down and solve the ongoing impasse between them rather than trade accusations in the media.
The Ministry and the FA have been at loggerheads over a number of issues in recent months, a situation many believe is having an adverse effect on the country’s national teams.
Speaking to Class Sports’ Hussein Hassan, the Asante Akyem North legislator gave the indication that the Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth and Sports and the Chief of Staff could help bring an end to the crisis if called upon.
“If you have an issue, it shouldn’t be in the media. That’s why we are managers and administrators; we solve our issues on the desk and not come out and be throwing our hands in despair as if there is no solution. If the FA has an issue with the Sports Ministry or the other way round, they can approach the Chief of Staff because he works on such issues every day, or better still, the Parliamentary Select Committee on Youth and Sports. That’s why we are there,” he stated.
Mr Agyemang disclosed that some members of the GFA were considering withdrawing from the various national teams as a result of the impasse, a situation he said could have dire consequences on the country’s football.
“I have been speaking with some members of the FA and can confirm that they are truly considering withdrawing their services from all the national teams. If we don’t take care, these petty issues will have a general effect on our football and may even affect our chances of qualifying for the World Cup in Russia in 2018,” he said.