The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, believes that dismissing coaches is not a solution to Ghana’s football difficulties.
Alban Bagbin has urged stakeholders to develop a comprehensive strategy to address Ghana’s failing football scenario. The Black Stars collapsed once more on the continental scene, exiting the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in the group stage with only two points from three games.
Speaking at the inaugural sitting of the fourth session of Parliament earlier on Tuesday, February 6, Alban Bagbin stated that dismissing the coaches of the national football team, the Black Stars, will not address the squad’s poor performance.
The Black Stars and their handlers must understand that they represent more than just a football team. They represent our national pride, solidarity, and perseverance. They must therefore strive to rise from the ashes of these disappointments and show the world the genuine power of Ghanaian football,” he remarked.
“It is past time for us to get together to discuss the current status of Ghanaian football and devise a thorough long-term strategy.
The removal of coaches is not a solution to the problems. We must assess our football infrastructure, youth development programs, coaching standards, and administrative systems to identify opportunities for improvement. “Ghanaians must invest in holistic and long-term sports and cultural development.” Parliament will enjoy the opportunity to collaborate with other stakeholders toward a common purpose.”
Following Ghana’s elimination from the AFCON, the Ghana Football Association fired head coach Chris Hughton, and the process of finding a replacement has already begun.