Former WAFU champion Ghanaian international Asiedu Attobrah has made alarming allegation against handlers of the senior national team, the Black Stars, a practice he believes has bedeviled the progress of the national team, robbing the nation of winning trophies for the past thirty-eight (38) years.
According to the agile midfielder, Ghana has got talent aplenty capable of lifting trophies at tournaments, but this has over the years been hindered by nepotism and boot-licking leadership. He stressed, that player selection into the national team is done mostly without merit, favouring certain players to the detriment of the national vision; winning the ultimate.
Attobrah believes that if handlers of the Black Stars and other national teams do not refrain from favouritism, the nation’s 38-year trophy drought at the senior national level will persist, and not even Jesus Christ nor Prophet Mohammed can save the national team if truth does not become a hallmark of them.
“In Ghana if a player complains about something unpleasant then they tag him a disrespectful player”, Attabrah began, speaking in an exclusive interview with Jeffries Sintim Koree on Television CK. To him, there is lack of honesty in the national team and until that is uprooted Ghana can never win a trophy.
“But our national team (Black Stars) they should let truth prevail, yes, they should let the truth prevail. If there is no honesty in the national team if they like we should take it to Jesus, we should take it to Prophet Mohammed to lay his hands on it in prayers, everybody should lay hands on it, it won’t go anywhere, we can’t win anything. One thing I have seen about the national team is that there is no truth (honesty) in it, it is a fact”, he admonished.
The crafty play-maker bemoaned suppression he’s suffered during his days with the national youth teams and believes this caused the nation qualification into tournaments and even succeeding during tournaments.
The 25-year old former New Edubiase United star has passed through the ranks of the national teams, from the u17 (Black Starlets) to the u20 (Black Satellites) and played an integral role the locally assembled Black Stars squad that won Ghana’s first WAFU title at the 2013 WAFU tournament staged in Ghana.
Click the link below to watch Attobrah’s full interview with Television CK