Experienced football administrator Nana Fitz has aimed a barb at the Ghana Football Association for their lack of transparency in the Black Meteors friendly encounters against Japan and South Korea.
The football association has come under serious backlash for their inability to disclose the fine margins in the friendlies against the Asian sides with the GFA intimating there are no financial remunerations for the friendly exercise, which has made many connoisseurs question the wisdom behind embarking such a trip especially as the domestic league reaches its climax.
Corroborating the GFAs stance, ex-AshantiGold SC CEO, Frederick Acheampong has stated openly that there’s no financial benefits from the friendly but confirmed the Ghana Government spent nothing on this journey since Japan took care of all their expenses.
“We are not getting any money from this friendly. They are paying for all our expenses and the cost around the match.” Acheampong told Happy FM
“The players too are getting the exposure and experience. It’s not all the friendly matches that we get money.”
Reacting to this, Nana Fitz, a staunch critic of the Kurt Okraku-led Ghana Football Association, tongue-lashed the football body and called them to come clean.
“I personally will never believe that the Black Meteors trip to Asia i.e Japan and South Korea has no financial gains,” he quipped.
“They should be truthful to the taxpayers. Such attitude leads to hatred of the national teams.,” Nana Fitz told Kumasi-based radio station Adehye FM.
The Ghana Olympic team – Black Meteors – were humiliated by their Japanese counterparts when the latter smacked Ghana 10-0 in a two game tie.
The 1992 Olympic Games bronze medalists will test their might against South Korea in a double header- 12th and 15th June, 2021 respectively at the Jeju Football Stadium.