Former Black Stars player, Sam Johnson says football is currently dead in Ghana.
He expressed this sentiment when he was speaking on Accra-based radio station Asempa Fm?s Sports Avenue on saturday.
According to the? former footballer, football in Ghana under the Nyantakyi led administration is? dead considering the problems it is characterized with. He said,under the Kwasi Nyantakyi led administration, issues ranging from the National teams to Club level have been appaling.
He mentioned player revolt, inability to pay bonuses of players, the delay of the FCP premier league and the utter disregard of other national teams apart from the Black Stars as a major canker characterizing the current football administration in the country.
?Football under Nyantakyi is dead. The Ghana premier league which we pride ourself with is no where to be found just because this administration failed to do what is right. The only focus of this administration have always been the Black stars to the detriment of the other national teams. Look at the women and juvinille football teams, they have not been paid their winning and qualification bonuses till now. My gravest sentiment is the problems bedevilling the Amputee football Association,? he told Accra-based Asempa Fm.
He bemoaned the state of the lower divisions(Division one and two) in the country saying,?The FA allows the league clubs to register a chunk of players in the Premier League leaving the lower divisions with players who are below standard hence marring the beauty of the lower division leagues.?
He prompted the GFA to regulate issues on player registration to help feed the lower divisions with quality which he believes will make the game attractive and appealing to coporate bodies which will inturn invest their monies in the lower leagues to make it lucurative.
Sam Johnson acknowledged the efforts of the GFA but called on it to sit up to help revive Ghana football from the dead.