Kurt Okraku, the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), has voiced his disappointment with the recent Black Stars performances.
After the national team’s dismal performances in two friendlies played in the United States this month, Okraku is keen to see them make a return.
Chris Hughton’s squad lost both games, falling to the United States in Tennessee by a score of 4-0 and to Mexico by a score of 2-0. These games highlighted the team’s weaknesses, especially in offense and defense, as they only managed two shots on goal in a total of 180 minutes of play.
Following these games, there has been a lot of criticism, with Hughton, the players, and even Okraku himself receiving some of it.
In a Facebook post, Okraku openly admitted, “Our Black Stars must rise again, but I’m a disturbed servant.”
As they go ready to play Madagascar and Comoros in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, Black Stars want to bounce back next month. They will then travel to Ivory Coast to prepare for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, which will start in January 2024. In the group stage, the Black Stars will compete against strong opposition, including the record-holders Egypt, Cape Verde, and Mozambique.