Sammy Awuku, aspiring National Youth Organizer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has called on the national team players to be patriotic towards the nation.
According to him, the players should allow the love for their nation to reign in their hearts as they gear up to compete in the 2014 Brazil World Cup.
Noting down the amount of money specified for the World Cup by the Ministry, Sammy Awuku bemoaned the Ministry’s budget presented to the Government of Ghana.
In his view, the players were very nationalistic in the 2006 World Cup which took place at Germany and so, appealed to them to replicate such attitude at Brazil this year. He found it absurd for them to demand such huge sums of money just to appear in the competition.
He however blamed the Mahama government for the gradual collapse of the economy and believed the government wants to ruin the Black Stars.
To him, “all the sectors of the economy have been infected with the JM (John Mahama) virus, NDC virus; deadly and potent than HIV. And now, they want to attach that virus to the national team…”
Sammy Awuku advised the Sports Ministry to “promote the spirit of nationalism” in the national team rather than fight for the country to spend 20 million dollars on the players when other countries like the United States of America budgeted only $ 2 million for the World Cup.