Owner and Bank roller of former Ghana Premier League outfit King Faisal, Alhaji Karim Grusah believes the media in Ghana are the cause of Black Stars poor performance in their recent games.
According to the ace football arbiter, invites of players into the Black Stars team is by “friends and cronics”, a channel which is tune in by the media.Grusah says, the media agenda to propagate the truth with facts of players have lost it value, given the chance to coaches to invite non-performing players.
A case study of Ghana’s last group F AFCON qualifiers against Kenya and an International friendly with Mauritania.A double header, where the stars struggled to beat Kenya to top the group for the tournament set to be staged in Egypt.
Though Coach Kwasi Appiah side beat Mauritania 3-1 in the international friendly and won the Harembees 1-0 but Karim Grusah insist, such wins doesn’t call for applauds since Mauritania has no pedigree in African football history.
Aside that, the stars display was very abysmal and can not guarentee any trophy.
“Friends and Cronics Black Stars call-ups, what did they do at the international break”?
“The media are just hypocrites and don’t always want to speak the truth with the facts”Ghana’s game against the Kenyans, what format of play did you see Ghana play, nothing showed”.
“If you beat Mauritania that doesn’t mean you’ve beaten a better opponent, Mauritania has no history in African football”So what are we talking about as a country”.
The club administrator, Alhaji Karim Grusah having laid-down his fears, was quizzed by Akakpo Adgodji of Ashh FM on Ghana’s chances of winning the 32nd edition of the total African Cup of Nations (AFCON) trophy, this is what he had to say; “I pray Ghana wins it in Egypt but if this is the type of ball you play and you want to win Afcon, it can not be possible”Lets forget it”.
The stars having won it fourth African trophy in the 1982 edition, will be hoping to bring an end to their long run for the trophy when the tournament begins in June and ends in July in Egypt to make it five times for the former African champions.
Story by : Kolog Bonaventure