Former Asante Kotoko manager Masud Didi Dramani has explained the reason why the senior male national team, the Black Stars has failed to win a major laurel for more than three (3) decades now.
The last time the Black Stars won a major trophy was in 1982 in Libya, the team has since then played in 3 different African Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals and lost all 3 (1994, 2010, 2015).
There have been numerous theories on why it is so, however, deputy manager for Danish side Nordsjaelland believes the reason behind Ghana’s failure is lack of proper planning and patience.
“When you look at the way sometimes we pick our U17, do we pick them based on the fact that our projection is that if we pick them when they are 10 years, in 10 years they should have played in our U20 and U23 teams?” Dramani, currently a youth coach with Danish side Nordsjaelland, told YAC Media.
“You should be thinking that in 25 years, they should be able to win something for the country.
“When we are able to think like this, we will be experts in putting people in their right places, because when you think about immediate success, then you are only thinking about today and tomorrow.
“It means you are only thinking about how to win and qualify for the U17 Afcon and when you begin to think about just qualifying for the Afcon, it means you have relegated players who would have been able to fit in for the 2025 period,” he added.
Didi Dramani managed various women national teams. He also managed Asante Kotoko and won the Ghana Premier League twice and the MTN FA Cup with the Porcupine Warriors. He’s currently the assistant manager of Nordsjaelland.