Sports News of Tuesday, 18 October 2016
Former Sports Minister Enock Teye Mensah has backed Nii Lante Vanderpuije to remain strict in his dealings with the Ghana FA, claiming it is the only way the Member of Parliament for Odododiodio can achieve success at the Sports Ministry.
Some pundits and fans believe current Sports Minister Nii Lante is being too strict in his management of issues relating to the Ghana FA, leading to a botched relationship between both parties.
But ET Mensah has advised the GFA to succumb to the leadership style of Nii Lante Vanderpuije as Sports Minister.
“Nobody can be a leader without being strict if not you can’t achieve anything. I was strict, I never allowed certain things to be done. People who supported us did that wholeheartedly because we managed their funds properly,” he told Starr Sports.
He added: “It is not the matter of Nii Lantey Vanderpuije walking on anybody but they [GFA] should be humble enough. You go on air through your communicators to insult your minister that he should not have anything to say about the Ministry which he has been assigned to work? Because, if anything goes wrong he will be blamed.
“These reactions from the GFA has resulted in the high turnover of Ministers because people deliberately will plan and say they will finish a particular minister”.