It Was A Disgrace To Lose 6-1 To Nigeria – Ex Ghana Defender Sammy Kuffour

Posted On Friday, 26th April 2013

Ghana U17 team crashed out after just the first round

Ghana U17 team crashed out after just the first round

By Ameenu Shardow

Sammy Kuffour says it was a huge disgrace for Ghana’s U17 team to lose 6-1 to Nigeria at the African Junior Championships.

The Black Starlets crashed out of the competition being staged in Morocco without winning even a single.

It is perhaps the worst performance displayed by the national U17 team at a major African tournament.

And Kuffour who started his illustrious career as a flying Black Starlet expressed his hurt watching Paa Kwesi Fabin’s team get slaughtered in Morocco especially against Nigeria.

“For me it was a big disgrace to see Ghana lose 6-1 to Nigeria,” he told

“It is something they will talk about for a long time to come.

“All my friends in Nigeria were calling me to brag they have beaten Ghana 6-1, it was a disaster.”

The Ghana FA however in contrast to Kuffour’s comments say the team achieved its objectives at the tournament.

According to Ghana FA boss Kwasi Nyantakyi, the emphasis was to present a team of the right ages to aid the developmental project of the federation.

Critics however believe it is possible to develop young players while excelling in junior competitions.