Report by: Delali A. Awuyeh
Nii Anumle Aryitey Oyanka I, Chief of Oblieman-Opah, subsurb in Accra in the Ga West Municipality has called on the management team of the Black Stars to resign with immediate effect and pull out of the AFCON.
Nii Oyanka I, and also the Acting Paramount Chief of Abola Piam We in the Ga State and CivTek International Advisor for Ghana and Africa indicated that, it was too early for the looming riff between Asamoah Gyan and the Black Stars’ Coach, James Kwesi Appiah over Captain band to start.
In a statement issued to the thenewindependentonline.com, he opined that Kwesi Appiah’s decision to strip off Asamoah Gyan’s Captain Band is ‘immature’ because it could affect the performance of team at the upcoming tournament in Egypt.
“You know what, since Kwesi Appiah has saddled himself with this Captainship debacle, I wonder if the Black Star Team Players could play as a unit, and I assure you the players are never going to play as a well constituted team to win the AFCON”, he prophesies.
This he says if care not taken, the Black Stars will perform abysmally in upcoming AFCON in lieu to the current problem, therefore entertains fear that the ‘already’ struggling poor Ghanaian tax payers’ money is once again going to be wasted over the Black Star team.
Noting that, “People are starving and dying of hunger due to hardship in our beloved country, huge state funds will be wasted but was quick to add “if they perform; we will applause for them and if otherwise we will talk”.
Nii Anumle Aryitey Oyanka I, known in private and football days as Bezaleel Quartey Zola played for Charity FC and U.C. United in Ghana before his trials in Europe, Sweden Umea FC, Shamo Quarye former Club, and Malta, revealed that, it is a dream for every player to play for his country on a huge stage like the AFCON.
This News Portal gathered that, Nii Zola came close to playing professional football between 2009 and 2012 at age 18, but was denied by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and bad management, therefore had to finally accept to become a Chief at the age of 25; probably the youngest chief in the country at the moment.
According to Nii Oyanka Zola, he was invited by Umea Fc Club to Sweden at age 18 for professional trials, and disclosed that, though GFA refused to give him the necessary recognition and documentation to go for the trials, he maneuvered his way to Sweden for the trials.
Revealing to this thenewindependentonline.com Sports Desk that, many young talented players are going through similar fate , thus their talents are being wasted because “the country’s football governing body is corrupt and needs a total demolishing”.