Alhaji Halidu Haruna, a member of the communications team of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), has stated that President Nana Akufo Addo summoning Black Stars coach, James Kwesi Appiah to an emergency meeting at the Presidency over his decision to strip Asamoah Gyan of the Black Stars captaincy which led to the latter’s retirement from National Team, shows how unserious the president is.
On Happy FM’s ‘Epa Hoa Daben’ show, Halidu Haruna said the president should focus on more pressing issues that are bothering the country rather than unnecessary interferences in the country’s football administration.
“The world football governing body, that’s FIFA, frowns on the executive arm of government interfering in matters relating to football in every country but the level at which this NPP government is interfering in on our football is absurd,” he said.
He also opined that, “Nana Addo inviting Coach Kwesi Appiah over captaincy issues in the National team tells us how unserious the president is. Because there are more pressing issues in the country than doing a job that Dr. Kofi Amoah and others in the football fraternity can easily solve. This also tells us that our president focuses on minor issues than major issues. The president is not serious.”
Earlier today, Nana Akufo Addo met with Coach Kwesi Appiah at the Jubilee House. The meeting was centred on the sudden resignation of the captain of the senior national team, Asamoah Gyan which happened on Monday.
By: Joseph Nii Ankrah