Former Ghanaian International Augustine Arhinful has taken a swipe at the President of the Ghana Football Association for his actions against his colleague Joe Addo.
Joe Addo, who is a former Black Stars defender questioned the decision to name Otto Addo, who also serves as the assistant trainer for Borussia Dortmund as Black Stars head coach.
According to him, the FIFA World Cup is important in Ghana’s history, hence, the GFA should treat it as such by appointing a substantive coach for the team rather than using a trainer as a the team’s head coach for the World Cup.
However, reacting to comments made by Joe Addo, Kurt Okraku the President of the Ghana. football Association labeled Joe Addo’s comment as negative, adding that the Black Stars was going to shine in Qatar.
“A few days ago, I listened to Joe Addo. And please pass on the message to him. He is a member of the FA. He serves on one of our committees. His negative comment is not for the good of the sports. I’m saying that his negative comment is not good for the sport. Our Black Stars will shine at the World Cup,” he said while addressing ex-Black Stars players at the GFA’s dinner with the Legends held on October 29, 2022.”
Reacting to the actions of the GFA President, the former Ghanaian forward has questioned the decision of the GFA President against his former team mate in an iinterview.
“If I knew Kurt Okraku was going to respond to Joe Addo the way he did, I wouldn’t have attended the event” he said.“
He should’ve known how to handle that issue, Joe Addo is not a kid, I watched him play, and I’m sure Kurt also watched him play” he continued.
Ghana headed into the World Cup with an interim technical bench of Otto Addo, George Boateng, Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, and a technical advisor. Otto Addo later resigned after Ghana’s awful performance and an early exit from the 2022 FIFA World Cup held in Qatar.