President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kwesi Nyantekyi, and his GFA allies, have succeeded breaking the nation?s heart again, as Ghanaians scattered all over the world, went to bed grieving, gnashing teeth and without appetite for food.
The seemingly starless Stars, led by big brother, James Kwesi Appiah, a graduate Black Star as a coach, were nearly trampled upon by a team-run-berserk from neighbouring Burkina Faso, who call themselves the Stallion, and indeed, ran and performed football deeds like the real male horses:
An act that reduced the Asamoah Gyan-captained Ghanaian side to giant-chasing pigmies trapped in an evil forest; with the Stars? captain himself worse than scare-crow, even at the opponent goal-mouth with only the goal-tender to beat. It was the marauding raid of Bance, an on-the-heat male horse, buoyed on by antics of another, Jonathan Pitroipa, that kept coach Kwesi Appiah on his seat?s edge, hitherto vociferous Ghanaians in the dilemma of tears or joy: But Coach Paul Put on the Burkina side on tenterhook, down by a controversial penalty goal through ?benevolence? of a Tunisian refree ? which indeed was deservedly balanced by the Burkinabes.
Thank to the Ghana?s version of the two goalkeeping Daudas, who borrowed and effectively put to use the agility of the tabby cat; the Black Stars would have been buried under a avalanche of goals, unprecedented in the nation?s proud football history in recent time, save Bochum debacle?s 7-1 played on a mini-lake of a stadium in Germany to please the Bundeslegger whims. However, having succeeded destroying the local league, Nyantekyi and his allies have worked very hard to destroy the hope of Ghana lifting the Nations Cup after a 30+ year?s drought.
Apart from enriching themselves, Nyantekyi and his cronies have done nothing to place Ghana football on a solid footing.
According to information gathered, the bonuses that Nyantekyi and his cronies get, are heftier than what the players get.
Two days ago in South Africa, the Black Stars failed to impress in the match against Burkina Faso. An over-rated Black Stars team must have underestimated the pedigree of the Stallions, and paid dearly for it at the end of the day. Indeed, the performance put up by the Stars, was as bad as the pitch the match was played on.
In every sense of the word, the Black Stars played the worse match of the tournament and deserved to be kicked out by the Burkina Faso team which played a much more superior game.
On the day, Kwesi Appiah did not exhibit the best form of technical judgment and must also take full responsibility for the loss and possibly shown the exit.
What was the sense in playing Kwadwo Asamoah at the left back position when natural left-footed wingbacks were on the bench?
What was the sense in taking out Wakasu when it was obvious that the clock was ticking towards a penalty shootout?
In all honesty, the referee for the day did everything he could to ensure that the Black Stars won the match, but God was not prepared to allow the better team to lose.
Nigeria and Burkina Faso deserve to be in the finals, and it is anticipated that come Sunday, the Green Eagles and the Stallions will showcase the best of African football.
As for Nyantekyi and his extremely drub Black Stars, they will have to settle for the 3rd or 4th place and will most certainly arrive back in Ghana without any fanfare.
source: The Informer