Osei Kofi, a member of Ghana’s gold-winning team at the 1965 Africa Cup of Nations, has taken a swipe at the authorities and the Ghana Football Association for their ‘non-involvement’ in the 50 th anniversary celebrations of the 1965 victory.
Led by coach CK Gyamfi, Ghana claimed a second continental title with a 3-2 victory over hosts Tunisia in the final after extra time.
To mark 50 years of that feat, a private entity named Despite Group of Companies has lined up a special commemorative match at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.
Kofi, however, thinks the government and the GFA should have been responsible for the event as a gesture of honour to the team that won that trophy.
“This [special event] is something that government should have done,” the now ordained reverend minister told Atinka FM .
“GFA president Kwesi Nyantakyi is the one to tell government to do it but since Kwesi himself was not born when we won the cup, he doesn’t see the need to do anything for us.
“I will go to Ghana president John Mahama and tell him about what Despite Group is doing for us and inform him about the fact that we are required to pay GHC 15,000 for the use of the Accra Sports Stadium.
“Do they want to wait for us to die before we are honoured? I always say this: ‘if they don’t know and they turn up at my funeral to eulogize my good deeds, I swear I will rise up’”.
The Black Stars team of 1992 will face club giants Asante Kotoko at the special commemorative game on Friday.