Legendary Ghanaian football star Mohammed Polo, has condemned the disposition of national team players whose priority is to ?make money? out of the game.
The 1978 African Nations Cup winner said on Starr 103.5FM it was ?worrying? to see the Black Stars trade a World Cup victory for a $100,000.00 appearance fee in Brazil.
Agitated Black Stars players forced the government to airlift $3 million to pay their bonuses during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil amidst threats to boycott their match against Portugal.
The team subsequently lost the match resulting in their elimination from the tournament, even after receiving the money.
The development caught the attention of the world, and a Hollywood film maker hopes to cash in on the story which has been described as an ?embarrassing? moment for Ghana.
Speaking on the Morning Starr with host Kafui Dey Friday, the former Ghana international said it would be unfortunate if the Ghanaian player go into the AFCON tournament with the same attitude recorded in Brazil.
?Now they put the love of money ahead of the love for the country. The pride of wearing the jersey. The man takes money ahead of the pride that you have for the game, for the country and the thought that you have to go there to make the people happy,? he remarked.
Polo said: ?We were hoping that these boys will make us proud only to take us to the World Cup, perform fantastically and instead of going up, they slump down for some reason? You can?t even understand why this should happen and to Ghana as at now?.
According to the Dribbling Magician the new generation of Black Stars need a re-orientation.
He also said it is mandatory that they win the AFCON 2015 to redeem their image
?We have to win. We have to, we have to,? Polo stressed.