Outspoken Ghanaian football administrator, Jonathan Abbey Pobi has described the current setup of the Ghana Football Association as the gradual crippling in of the cockroaches which were meant to be ridden off by the normalization of the FA.
According to him the very persons responsible for the woes of the country’s football during the 13-year reign of former GFA president, Kwasi Nyantakyi are gradually finding their way into the new GFA.
Mr Pobi who on several occasions questioned the ability of some persons including the new president of the association, Kurt E.S Okraku to contest in the recent GFA elections, in an interview with GhanaWeb.com said he does not understand why some people are being given the space to infiltrate what is supposed to be a reinvented GFA.
“When your chop-box gets infested with cockroaches and you clean it you don’t expect them to come back. For the past 13-years Ghana’s football was on a decline, we cleaned and painted the Ghana football association. Why do we allow these people to come back? I’ve said it before that the likes of Kurt Okraku, George Afriyie and Osei Palmer shouldn’t have picked forms to contest the FA presidency. Someone who drank tea with KwasiNyantakyi should not be allowed to come back, they are all part of the reasons why Ghana football was on a decline in the past 13-years. That’s why I am saying the cockroaches are coming back”, he said
It has been a little over a month since the Ghana Football Association held its congress to elect new executives. Under the presidency of Kurt ES Okraku, new executives have been appointed to the FA’s committees.
Whilst some critics have hailed the progress of the new FA, others including Mr Jonathan Abbey Pobi have expressed worry over the infiltration of the FA by members of the KwasiNyantakyi led GFA as well as some of his close associates.