A Ghanaian Lawmaker, Patrick Boamah representing Okaikwei Central district has told his fellow parliamentarians that the Ghanaian National Team known as the Black Stars of Ghana cannot beat the Super Eagles of Nigeria in their forthcoming 2022 World Cup qualifying encounter citing the poor performance of the team at the at the ongoing 2021 African Nations Cup in Cameroon .
While speaking during the deliberation session of the team’s performance on the floor of the parliament, Patrick Boamah urged the nation to forfeit their match with the Eagles.
He said, “If need be, dissolve our national team, and prepare our national team for the next five years, so that we don’t waste our time in playing Nigeria in the next World Cup qualifier. Because look at the team Nigeria has even though they’re out of the tournament. But I don’t think with the current setup, we can stand the Nigerians,” Boamah stated.
“Mr. Speaker, there’s a problem with player selection, and that ought to be investigated by the managers of our football. Ghana wants to be seen as a country that is into football, but now we are not. Because we go to the tournament and earn one point, with all the support from the government. One point; abysmal. We must take a second look at our national team and find out why some of these players are refusing to join our national team.
On the team’s poor performance, the lawmaker lamented godfatherism, lack of discipline as the cause of the failure of the Ghanaian team at the Nations Cup.
“Now you must have a godfather to be invited into the national team, no matter how talented you are. That is why we need an inquiry into the selection process for the national team.
Black Stars of Ghana finished bottom of Group C with a point after losing their first game to Morocco, coming up short with a draw in their next game with Gabon, and losing in their final group fixture against Comoros.