In a bid to win back the full trust and support of the entire Ghanaian populace, former Black Stars defender Sam Johnson has asked the playing body to collectively apologize for what happened in Brazil.
Johnson believes that the way the Stars have gone about with their apology since they returned from the World Cup in Brazil, has not been the best, though pockets of the players have rendered individual apologies.
“Right from the time the incident happened we could hear players on various media networks apologizing for what happened at Brazil, but that to me has not really made the impact it deserves.”
“I believe that the FA should organize both the technical team as well as the playing body to collectively apologize to all football loving Ghanaians before they embark on the trip to Equatorial Guinea for the Nations Cup”, Sam Johnson made it clear.
“Indeed those players who have apologized like the captain, Asamoah Gyan, have good intentions for the team, but a collective approach too is needed.”
The supporters of the Black Stars showed their displeasure of what happened in Brazil by failing to fill the stands in the Stars first AFCON qualifier against the Cranes of Uganda at the Baba Yara Stadium.
This forced the FA to move the next two home matches of the 2015 AFCON qualifiers to the Tamale stadium and though the Stars won all two games, Sam Johnson still believes that is not the best solution.
“You can see that the spirit of the fans is not with them, but we managed to qualify. Though for me its good, I still think that moving the match to Tamale will still not solve the problem.”
“What if the Tamale fans also decide to deploy the same action as the Kumasi fans, are we then going to push the team’s matches to Sekondi? This is one suggestion I want the FA to think and take into consideration before the team leaves finally for the Nations Cup next year.”