The Chairman of the Black Stars Management Committee, George Afriyie has told Sportscrusader.com that he is still struggling to understand why some Ghanaian fans allegedly jubilated after the Black Stars lost their opening Group C game at the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
Ghana lost 1-2 to Senegal last Monday, and are on the cusp of elimination if they fail to beat Algeria on Friday, January 23 in Mongomo.
The Black Stars have not been totally forgiven for demanding their appearance fees and literally holding an entire country to ransom prior to a crucial game against Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
The government of Ghana had to eventually airlift over three million dollars to pay the players in order to avoid embarrassment.
That episode in Brazil seemed to have erased any love Ghanaians had for the Black Stars with reports that many fans back home are praying for the early exit of the team from the 2015 Nations Cup.
George Afriyie says he was shocked when he heard that some fans rejoiced over Ghana’s defeat.
“It is unfortunate, I don’t know how someone who calls himself a Ghanaian will jubilate when the national football team loses a game. Is it a normal thing for a fan to jubilate when your team loses? It is unfortunate and I don’t think it is something that must be encourages”, Afryie told Sportscrusader.com at the team’s hotel in Mongomo.