Former Ghanaian International and now coach of Techiman Eleven Wonders Yaw Acheampong has gone mad over the inability of eight of his players to be cleared by the FA to take part in the current league matches, and questions why any modern dispensation should have problems with player registration.
Acheampong is pointing fingers at the FA for doing nothing about the plight of the players but explaining nothing to Wonders with the absence of the players affecting his team, which lies at the bottom of the league table after 4 matches.
Wonders lost to Asante Kotoko at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium, a defeat the coach is laying at the doorstep of the FA as part of the reasons his club is not winning matches.
He explained after the match in Kumasi that about eight players of Wonders were duly registered but the FA is refusing to release their cards, coupled with injuries to some players thus his team keeps suffering match after match. He questioned the administration of Kurt Okraku and asked him and his people to correct the wrongs and free the players to play.
“About eight or nine players who are part of my plans were registered but the FA says their cards are not ready, how? I played professional football abroad but never used a card but why is it happening now in modern football in Ghana?
Kurt Okraku should allow my players to play, the FA should release the boys to play. My fellow coaches don’t even understand what’s happening and they have been talking to me. The Kotoko coach (Prosper Ogum) even questioned why it’s happening that way “, the irritated Yaw Acheampong explained.
Despite conceding that his players misbehaved tactically at a point which allowed Kotoko to score goals, he said the absence of the 9 players and injury to 5 more players is not helping his side and said because the few players are aware they are the only ones available, they do not do their best to help the club.
“There’s no competition because few players are available so the players know they will always play thus do what they like on the field, that’s selfish. Against Kotoko, some of them became indisciplined at a point so we conceded two goals “.
Yaw Acheampong also boldly explained that he is not scared of being sacked at Eleven Wonders and says he want to stabilize the team despite the difficulties they are going through and was hopeful the Techiman based side will soon overcome the problems.
by Patricia Adjei Yeboah