Management Committee Member of the Ghana national U-23 team, M.N.S Doe has blamed the government of the West African country for the team’s poor display at the ongoing All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo.
The Black Meteors as the team is famously called, succumbed to a 2-0 loss to bitter rivals Nigeria in their second Group B game of the competition on Wednesday.
The defeat leaves Ghana with only a point after previously drawing goalless in their first Group game against Senegal.
And M.N.S Doe says the team’s poor preparation is the architect of their abysmal display.
“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Our preparation has never been the best and we can’t continue planning like this.”
“If we continue like this we’ll continue to miss out of international tournaments or even of we qualify, we can’t compete,” MNS Doe who double as the Central Regional FA Chairman man said.
“Some teams assembled their players for a long time before this tournament but why was ours different? He quizzed.
“Look at all the teams preparation, it was poor and we can see the results. Preparation should have started earlier before we get to the final stage.”
As the blame game went on, MNS Doe was pushed to be specific about who is responsible for the preparation of teams for tournaments, he did not hesitate to put the blame squarely at the doors of government.
“…the government is responsible for all these poor performances. You need to be at your very best to compete against the best, but we didn’t get that and the government is responsible.”
Ghana hopes of qualifying to the next stage of the competition lies on solely on Nigeria beating Senegal by 3 goals without conceding.