Youth and Sports Minister
January 27, 2022

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, on Wednesday, January 26, 2022  informed Parliament of plans by government to improve the performance of the national team, the Black Stars.

According to him the technical bench of the team has been tasked to come up with more details on the selection and management of the players to ensure better performance in future tournaments.

He added that there is a roadmap to encourage inter-schools participation in active sports to ensure the best talents are harnessed for future national sports endeavours and to widen the scope of selection to the national soccer team.

A Statement by the MP for South Tongu, Wisdom Kobena Woyome, cited many technical anomalies such as player disconnect indiscipline, poor managerial tactics, and poor motivation, among others as some of the causes of the poor performance of the team.

Members from both sides of the House spoke against the performance of the national team, suggesting passionately, many ways the team’s fortunes can be improved.

Mr.  Rockson Dafeamekpor, Freda Prempeh, Haruna Iddrisu and Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu spoke about the need for the nation to take steps to generally overhaul the Black Stars team and its administration to enable the players to perform better in future tournaments.