Sports Minister Nii Lante Vanderpuye has descended heavily on Black Stars players saying they are indisciplined compared to other athletes in the country.
Vanderpuye twisted the knife further into the senior national team players when he praised the country’s Olympians in Rio for comporting themselves when their per diems remained unpaid.
He said in an interview with Joy FM: “If it were the Black Stars, we all know what could have happened.
“I thank God that we have a very disciplined crop of sportsmen. If it were the footballers, you all know what could have happened.
“Yes we had problems but they (athletes) have been disciplined and quite all this while.”
It will be recalled that Ghana’s squad at the 2014 FIFA World Cup finals in Brazil protested and went on strike over unpaid appearance fees and bonuses.
The Government of Ghana had to fly US$ 3m in a chartered flight to pay the players before they rescinded their decision to play their final Group match against Portugal.