The performance of Ghana football has been in a decline in recent years as stars are exported to Europe and the rest of Africa. Ghana as a power house in Africa football boasts of many honours, both local and international.
Locally, Asante Kotoko and Hearts of Oak have been the two outstanding teams in Ghana’s top flight league with Asante Kotoko winning 23 premier league titles and two 2 CAF Champions league Cup . Accra Hearts of Oak also has in their locker, won the premier league twenty times and has won once of the CAF Champions league and CAF Confederations Cup. Furthermore the Black Stars boasts as four time Afcon Champions, in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982.From local to the national teams, Ghana has produced a variety of talents in time immemorial. The likes of Don Bortey, Mohammed Polo, Charles Taylor, Rev. Osei Kofi, Stephen Oduro, Awuley Quaye, Shamo Quaye have all payed their due diligence in lifting the flag of Ghana high in the league and Africa.
Internationally, Abedi Ayew Pele, Yaw Preko, Anthony Yeboah, Anthony Baffoe, Michael, Essien, and Asamoah Gyan have also made a mark for Ghana football but that can’t be said of today.Football in modern times has been strictly business as clubs are being managed with funds and the fear of going bankrupt has allowed clubs to export their valuable assets to the rest of Africa and the outside world.Again, here in Ghana, players don’t earn much salary as compared to other football federations. Due to this, local players always grabs the opportunity to receive huge and bumpy sums of money if it should even send them out of the shores of Ghana.For instance the likes of Daniel Lomotey of WAFA, Augustine Okrah of Kumasi Asante Kotoko Elvis Kyei Baffuor and George Amoako of Liberty Professional could have made an impact in the premier league but find themselves plying their trade abroad since they can’t make it rich in Ghana, they go out seeking for greener pastures to cater for their families.
gv 0This has affected the performance of both local and national teams and until proper management of our players from Division 2 to Division 1 , the premier league and various national teams Ghana’s football pride remains in a slumber.