Sports Ministry calls for urgent football restructuring after Black Stars’ poor AFCON campaign

The Ministry of Youth and Sports has called for an urgent restructuring of Ghana football following the Black Stars’ poor run at the 2023 AFCON in Cote d’Ivoire.

In an official release from the Ministry’s Public Relations Unit, the Sports Ministry expressed massive disappointment over the Black Stars’ failure to progress from the group stage for the second AFCON edition in a row.

The Black Stars lost 1-2 to Cape Verde and drew 2-2 with Egypt and Mozambique respectively to rank third in Group B with two points.

“The Ministry of Youth and Sports profoundly shares the disappointment and devastation of echoing through the hearts of millions of Ghanaians and followers of Ghana football both home and abroad” a quote from the statement read.

Following back to back exits from the AFCON, the Sports Ministry called for the need to restructure Ghana’s football system stating, “This clearly points to the urgent need for a comprehensive diagnosis and restructuring of Ghana football” an assured that a “strategic plan to identify…the road map towards the revival of the Black Stars.”

Antoine Semenyo in action for Ghana against Mozambique Photo Courtesy: CAF

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Source: citisportsonline

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