Medeama coach Tom Strand disappointed with Gov’t

Soccer News of Tuesday, 26 January 2016



Tom Strand CoachMedeama SC head coach Tom Strand

Medeama SC head coach Tom Strand has expressed his disappointment with Ghana government for not offering financial backing to Ghanaian representing the country in CAF inter-club football competitions – Confederation Cup and Champions League.

The MTN FA Cup winner believes clubs should not be left to fight their battles alone because they are flying not only the club’s flag to the rest of Africa, but to the country’s as well.

Medeama SC defeated Kumasi Asante Kotoko at the Essipong Stadium last season to secure a ticket to represent Ghana in CAF’s second flagship competition, the CAF Confederation cup.

They will travel across the continent to play the best clubs and that will require the club having a strong financial muscle.

And Tom Strand is disappointed, the government has folded their arms whilst the clubs are struggling.

“We are going to represent Ghana outside in Africa but the Ghana government is not interested in supporting us, I don’t understand why the government is not doing anything to support us,” Tom Strand told Otec FM.

He added “The government do not want us to compete for the best with the talents in this country. To me, it is disappointing the government don’t want us to have the best.

“We are doing all we can to do our best when we get into the CAF’s competition [Confederation Cup]. If the government is not ready to offer us any support we will go out there and do it for the people of Ghana.” He said.