Some top Ghana players will be dropped from the Black Stars in the fall-out from Ghana’s 2012 Africa Cup of Nations campaign, a top official has hinted reports ghanasoccernet.
According to Mr.Jordan Anagbla, the vice president of the Ghana Football Association, the federation will weed out some players after the Black Stars finished fourth in the tournament.
Several reasons have been given for Ghana’s failure to win the title with some claiming that some top players were unruly during the tournament.
Anagbla says disciplined captain John Mensah will be excluded from the massive clear-out to hit the Black Stars in the coming days.
“We would clean the house very well. It is over for some of them,” Jordan Anagbla said.
“Any coach that will come, I will recommend John Mensah to him. He is the perfect gentleman.”
The Ghana FA will address a press conference on Wednesday announce the decision on whether coach Goran Stevanovic would be allowed to stay in charge.
The Black Stars’ next assignment will be against Chile on 29 February in the United States.
They will start their 2014 World Cup qualifiers in June in a group that also includes African champions Zambia and Sudan.
*The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has rubbished reports by a section of the Ghanaian media that the Black Stars gambled during the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.
The GFA has warned that it could take legal against those propagating ‘false rumours’ over the Black Stars in the wake of their elimination from the tournament.
This comes after a local radio reported that some players were indulged in gambling during the tournament.
But the GFA has rejected the report saying they could be forced to take action over it the ‘false reports’.
“We wish to state categorically that no Black Stars player gambled during the tournament and the report has no basis in fact,” the GFA statement said.
“We call on the general public to ignore all such stories as we remain focused and committed to finding the reasons why the team failed to win the Nations Cup trophy.
“It is worth noting that nearly forty Ghanaian journalists spent most of their day (during the tournament) in the Black Stars camp in Ngouni yet did not see or report on any such act.
“Since the Black Stars returned from the tournament, several false reports have been made in the media about why the team failed to win the trophy.
“We strongly urge the media to desist from spreading unsubstantiated rumours which could have far-reaching consequences.”
The GFA will hold a press conference on Wednesday to address the media’s concerns in relation to Ghana’s participation in the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations.