Spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Henry Asante Twum has opened up on Elizabeth Addo’s recent debacle with the FA.
Elizabeth Addo was amongst a list of 30 players handed call-ups by head coach of the Black Queens, Mercy Tagoe for camping at the GFA Technical Centre (GSCE) in Prampram weeks ago.
Nevertheless, the skipper was surprisingly dropped from the final 23 squad list for the inaugural tournament. Per reports, the Djurgårdens IF forward was dropped because of a post she made on Twitter two months ago.
In the post dated June 14, 2021, Elizabeth Addo pleaded with the FA and the Ministry of Youth and (MOYS) to learn from their opponents for the 2022 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifiers, Nigeria and arrange high profile friendly games as part of preparations for the AFCON qualifiers.
The tweet is said to have not gone down well with the technical team of the Black Queens, hence leading to her omission from the final squad for the Aisha Buhari cup.
Reacting to the situation, Spokesperson of the FA, Henry Asante Twum said: “I saw Elizabeth Addo’s tweet and I think we need to educate our sports men and Women on terms of engagement,” Henry Asante Twum said on Starr FM.
“Imagine Henry Asante wakes up one morning and write a distasteful comment about the organization you work with. It doesn’t work anywhere.
“I don’t think the Coach of the Black Queens, the General Secretary will repel the opinion of the captain of the Queens if she had made it formal, but go to the public is gross disrespect. It’s different she did it formally and she was ignored,” he ended.
The Aisha Buhari tournament is scheduled for September 15 to 21 in Lagos, Nigeria. Ghana have been drawn in Group B alongside the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon and the Banyana Banyana of South Africa.