Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kurt Okraku has explained that call-ups to national teams goes through processes before being made official.
Kurt has been criticized for interfering with call-ups at Ghana national teams, a criticism he has denied, going ahead to say that calling players to play for every national team goes through a process and doesn’t end with the coach.
“Call-ups for all national teams go through processes, and people must understand this,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.
“Gone are the days when one person will wake up one day and name a national team. It will never happen again.”
According to the GFA President, the process starts with the Head Coach and the Technical Director before a meeting with the EXCO to decide on selected players.
”The coach and his team will work with the technical directorate to select a squad, then they have to convince the management committee about the squad they have selected.
“Then there is a meeting – some I may attend, others I may select someone to represent me.
“When there is a consensus, the squad is then announced.”
He added: “This is a system that is practised everywhere in the world. There is no country where one single individual names a squad.
“I have not heard CK Akonnor speak about someone imposing players on him, and I doubt he’d ever say that, because nobody imposes players on Charles Akonnor.”