The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has instructed its lawyers to institute legal action against persons who defame the Association, its officials, products and destroy the Black Stars brand as well as the media platforms used to do same, a statement revealed.
Below is the full statement:
Following the exit of the senior national team, the Black Stars from the on-going FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022, the Ghana Football Association issued a statement dated December 2, 2022 (same day of the third match). We apologised to the general public and all stakeholders and also indicated that we will continue with the positive lessons going into the future.
The GFA has since kept an open mind and continue to listen and receive comments, suggestions, and ideas from well-meaning Ghanaians both home and abroad for the improvement of the team.
Unfortunately, the Ghana Football Association (GFA) has noticed that a few persons are deliberately maligning and defaming the GFA and the Black Stars brand in an attempt to manufacture a non-existent scandal about the team.
While the Association will continue to encourage feedback and opinions (devoid of insults, personal attacks, and brand devaluation), the protection of the brands from deliberate lies, misinformation and defamatory comments must be curbed, as the Black Stars remains a global brand that unites all Ghanaians.
The Ghana Football Association has therefore instructed its lawyers to institute legal action against persons who defame the Association, its officials, products and destroy the Black Stars brand as well as the media platforms used to do same.
The legal forum will provide the opportunity for these persons to bring any evidence to substantiate their allegations.
The Association will continue to encourage opinions and comments being expressed aimed at improving the team and the brand.
Once again, the Association wishes to express its profound gratitude to all persons and stakeholders for their positive suggestions and ideas towards the improvement of the team and the Football Association.
From my point of view the problem facing the national senior soccer team is the constant changing of the coaches and some players.
I think the FA must give the team to a coach who will build the team to win trophies in the coming years.
One problem we’re all facing as a country is we don’t have the spirit of waiting. We all have to remember even Jesus Christ used 30 years for making preparation for only three years ministry which all Christians have been talking about over 2000 years now.
We can’t use just some few month to build our national team and win trophies .Try to find a coach whom we will give a target and more time or if possible draw a development plan for him to follow. Set a goal, at least he should handle the team for 5 yrs like what Senegal did to win their first ever Afcon.
We shouldn’t rash to win trophies, for we can’t just use a month or a year to develop a team.