Former Ghana Football Association boss says lack of investment is to blame for country’s AFCON drought
Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe, who served as the head of the Ghana Football Association previously, claims that the lack of consistent funding from the government is to blame for Ghana’s prolonged trophy drought.
Despite making multiple appearances at the African Cup of Nations since 1982, the Black Stars have not been successful in winning the competition.
After going winless throughout the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations tournament in Cameroon, Ghana was eliminated from the competition in the group stage.
Dr. Tamakloe believes that in order for the state to benefit from the situation, it must first demonstrate a willingness to invest financially.
“The issue at hand is more one of a financial nature; Nkrumah was successful in winning two cups as a result of his investments in football,” He said.
What you put into something is what you get out of it, and for the past four decades, we have not been able to accomplish anything in football because we do not invest nearly enough money into the sport.
“If the government of Ghana is truly serious about bringing the Africa Cup of Nations back to Ghana, then they need to make significant investments in football.
The qualifying tournament for the 2023 African Cup of Nations will get underway the following month, with the Black Stars’ first game being against Madagascar.