Ghana’s 2014 World Cup full of problems – Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi

Former President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has revealed that Ghana’s journey at the 2014 World Cup tournament was full of problems.

After reaching the quarter-finals of the 2010 World Cup, fans expected the Black Stars to put up a similar showing in Brazil.

However, the side, led by Kwesi Appiah, were disappointing, crashing out of the group stages with no victories recorded. There were several reports of discontent in the team camp as well.

Nyantakyi, who was President at the time, confirmed that the main problem in Brazil was money.

“2006 World Cup was very successful. 2010 was also very successful. The unsuccessful one was the 2014 World Cup,” he told Kings TVGH Sports, a YouTube channel.

“There were a lot of problems in that World Cup. The money that was supposed to be given to the players were released from the Bank of Ghana to the Ministry of Youth and Sports account. When it was time to pay the players from that account, it became a big argument.

“Based on our previous experiences, the appearance fees were supposed to be paid to the players in Ghana before they go. That is either by cheque or by bank transfer. There was no need to carry the money to Brazil,” he concluded.

Nyantakyi served as the head of the governing body from 2005 to 2018.

By: Bill Eshun|3Sports|Ghana

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