Ghana Captain Asamoah Gyan has waded into the conversation relating to the tarnished image of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and its President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
At a time Ghanaians are hurt about the degree of corruption in the local league as referees were caught on tape in the exposé of ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas taking bribes to influence the outcome of games, Gyan called for support for the Black Stars.
In the exposé premiered on Wednesday at the Accra International Conference Center (AICC), some high-ranking officials of the FA compromised their integrity after taking bribes as low as GH¢300.
But Ghana’s top scorer of all times’ suggestion on Twitter on Thursday that Ghanaians should show some support for the Black Stars in their friendly with Iceland later in the day did not go down well with followers.
In spite of the difficult times, my plea is, as we leave the matters to the appropriate authorities, the National Team is out there in a friendly today and still deserves some support cos it's Ghana…#IstandwithmyCountry
— ASAMOAH GYAN (@ASAMOAH_GYAN3) June 7, 2018
The reaction to Gyan’s tweet provided further evidence of the level anger towards the Ghana Football Association and its members.
Captured below are some of the tweets in response to Gyan’s call for Black Stars support as they take on Iceland at 8pm Ghana time.
Please don't angry me. Gyan why?? Adey play PES 17. I buy u for £40m. U score only 3 goals.. Every match u play, u go injury .. U make I dey go relegation. I want to bribe the referees In the game but dem no dey listen.. U go fit link me to Kwesi Nyantakyi????
— Lokobreezy (@lokobreezy) June 7, 2018
Shaking my head. God forgive you all. God forgive every single one of you. God forgive you.
— Bubu Sedanu-Kwawu (@bubuneMawu) June 7, 2018
Captain, first things first. A friendly will bring no reform in the rot in football. The Nation is UPSET right now🔥🔥🔥
— Ediquam (@eddynarm) June 7, 2018
By Nana Kojo Afreh|3news.com|Ghana