The former chairman of Ghana League Clubs Association Chairman (GHALCA), Alhaji Ali Raji, has apportioned blames to former president John Dramani Mahama and his governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) for playing a vital role in Ghana exit from the World Cup.
According to him, the NDC government changed the measures they had used to qualify for the previous world cups and claim the president also failed to settle the rift between the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports.’
“I have to blame the president John Dramani Mahama for his inability to resolve the feud between the two. The minister was appointed by the president and he (Mahama) has every right to talk to him and the FA if something goes in the wrong direction. I think he was wrong in declining to settle the rift”. Alhaji Raji reiterated.
“I will not blame the minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuaye, but rather allocate blames to the president and the NDC government because they totally failed whiles at the helm. 70% of our inability to qualify comes from the aforementioned government because they caused the team to lose focus in the qualifiers”. Alhaji Raji emphasized.
He expressed that, Ghana is not the best footballing country as at now in Africa and claimed the Egyptians and the Cameroonians are far ahead of us in terms of records just that, we managed and planed well to qualify for the erstwhile world cup.
However, the former GHALCA Boss faulted the GFA especially the leaders by failing to override the crisis that was coming along the line in the qualifiers and claims the FA failed to ignore those problems from the Ministry.