Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe has blamed Ghana’s poor display at the 2022 Algeria TotalEnergies African Nations Championship (CHAN) on age cheating.
The Black Galaxies bowed out of the CHAN after losing 2-0 to Niger in the quarterfinals on Saturday, a situation Nyaho Tamakloe blames on age cheating.
“I can say that our biggest problem is age cheating. We have been doing it for years and we are now seeing the effect. Modern football is about speed and stamina and the younger ones are those who can do that,” said the Hearts of Oak board member in an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM as quoted by GhanaWeb.
“75 percent of our players are definitely 35 years plus. I’m telling you and we can verify that using the MRI scan. They look even old if you look at them in the face.”
“Look at the various countries who participated in the tournament, even in our game against Niger we looked older than them and it showed in the performance. Let’s look at this age of cheating carefully and put a stop to it,” he added.
The Black Galaxies in three games at the CHAN won 1 game and lost 2, beating Sudan 3-1 and losing 2-1 and 2-0 to Madagascar and Niger respectively.