Spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Alhaji Sannie Daara, has revealed that the FA is currently broke hence their failure to engage the Black Stars in international friendlies.
All domestic leagues went on break during the week to allow countries to engage in international friendlies but it seems the Black Stars have been left out of action causing a major uproar among the football fraternity.
The Black Stars were due to play two international friendlies against fellow West African football giants, Nigeria and Senegal, but were forced to cancel the matches due to huge financial demands.
Speaking in an interview on Accra-based Joy FM. Alhaji Daara said a decision was made by the FA to abandon the matches though they were aware of the ramifications it may have on the players and the nation.
Speculations are rife over the cancellation due to delay in appointing a substantive coach of the Blacks Stars since the departure of Avram Grant but Sannie Daara has rubbished such conjectures.
“The truth is that we had offers to play matches but it involves us paying for those matches and since we are not able to raise the monies, the best solution is for us to cancel the matches”
Even though Ghana risks dropping places in the next FIFA rankings, Sannie Daara has called for calm while they plan for their next friendly match against Mexico in America on June,8,2017 in Houston, USA.
“We reached an agreement in the past to use some of the sponsorship monies we receive to fund some of these matches but as it stands now we are simply in dire financial position to fund the matches,” he said.
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