BUSINESSMAN ADVOCATES FORMATION OF LOCAL BLACK STARS
A Kumasi businessman has recommended the formation of a local model football club to serve as the local Black Stars.
It is expected that the proposed team would eventually represent Ghana at international tournaments and save Ghana from the humiliation, ridicule and mockery the current National Soccer team constantly subjects Ghanaians to.
Mr. Patrick Adu Gyamfi, whonis also the Bekwai NPP constituency chairman made the recommendations following the poor performance of National Soccer team at the just ended 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon.
Mr. Adu Gyamfi said the Ghana Football Association (GFA) or the Ministry of Sports and its related agencies could raise such a team by recruiting best players from local football clubs at all levels and play along local clubs in the national football league as the Real Republicans founded in 1960 by the first president Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah of blessed memory.
As a model club, two players could be selected from each local team and form this dream team for a start.
Mr. Adu Gyamfi, who is also the Chief Executive Officer of Century Investments, manufacturers of Century and Fyne Ice sachet water said
The businessman also suggested that during off seasons, the team could engage in international friendlies to strengthen it besides exposing it to international football standards.
Mr. Adu Gyamfi further suggested that this club could be made to play against some of the big clubs from Europe and elsewhere just as Real Republicans of Ghana played Real Madrid of Spain in 1962 in Accra which match ended in a 3-3 draw.
Mr. Adu Gyamfi also suggested that the proposal would enable the GFA to effectively utilise the services of coaches, management and technical teams because the current method by which coaches of the Black Stars are dormant, in most cases they would not be present in the country until an assignment is at hand which situation constitutes a waste of resources.
He observed such a move by which the coaches would be engaged all year round would give the Ghanaian taxpayer value for monies so invested in the building of the team.
According to football fanatic, the earlier the GFA and the government consider his recommendations, the better it would be to save the image of Ghana football to warrant the huge investments and save Ghana from further huge financial losses.
“Let us make a national effort to build a formidable team like the Real Republicans in the 1960s and improve upon Ghana football” Mr. Adu Gyamfi pleaded with the GFA and cautioning that “until such a time Ghana would be well represented in a National team, all efforts geared into building a better Black Stars team would be a dream”.
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Pix: Patrick Adu Gyamfi – Bekwai constituency NPP chairman