Nii Lantey denies working against Ghana's World Cup qualification

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Sports News of Tuesday, 25 October 2016



Nii Lantey VanderpuyeNii Lantey Vanderpuye, Minister of Youth and Sports

Ghana’s Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuaye has denied talks that he is opposed to the Black Stars qualification to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Some have stated that Nii Lantey is deliberately doing things to ensure Ghana do not appear at the World stage.

But speaking to Kumasi-based Nhyira FM, Nii Lante noted that he would be the first to rejoice if the team should qualify for the World Cup.

“No one can question my love for the team. I love the team just like any Ghanaian,’ he said

“I am a minister and it will be great to have it on my C.V that under my reign Ghana sealed a fourth consecutive world cup slot.”

“My duty is to scrutinise whatever budget we are presented with. I am accountable to institutions, so I must seek explanations from the FA when deemed fit. The fact is that if other Ministers paid certain monies, it doesn’t mean I have to do that.

‘In our previous world cup qualifications, we did certain things that have set a bad precedence for us, and I am here to correct those things, “. The Black Stars will play Egypt in Alexandria as part of the FIFA World Cup qualification matches on November 13th.