By El-Amisty Nobo| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
Ghana’s Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide has put the Black Stars ramshackle performance in the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifiers at the doorstep of the erstwhile NDC [National Democratic Congress] administration.
“Our bleak chances of making it to Russia 2018 was caused by the former administration, but we [NPP] are going to make everything possible to make sure that Ghana qualify for the World Cup,” Pius Hadzide told reporters.
The Black Stars’ chances of qualifying to the Mundial look very slender, having picked just a point from their first two games of the qualification campaign and are third in Group E where the Pharaohs of Egypt occupies the top spot with 6 points.
Meanwhile, group leaders – Egypt will play as guest to second placed Uganda in Kampala this afternoon. The Cranes [Uganda] on four points could also qualify for the Russia 2018 FIFA World Cup should they play their cards well.
Banterifically, speaking to the media ahead of the Black Stars preparations to the 2017 AFCON Kwesi Nyantakyi [President of the Ghana Football Association] labeled Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuje [Former Minister for Youth and Sports] as the causative agent for Ghana’s inability to beat Uganda at the Tamale Sports Stadium.
Kwesi Nyantakyi’s humming bird facts was that Nii Lante Vanderpuje engaged the players in a marathon meeting discussing about their winning bonus.
“I’m not saying that is the only reason why we couldn’t beat Uganda but it’s one of the reasons why we couldn’t win that particular game,” Kwesi Nyantakyi said.
The Black Stars and their cow-bum missing strike force were held to a goalless draw game at the Tamale Sports Stadium by a spirited Cranes [Uganda] in a match in which Ghana looked very soft underbelly.
Ghana is preparing assiduously ahead of their third match against the Red Devils of Congo on Friday, September 01 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi which is a must win game for the Black Stars.