Soccer News of Wednesday, 26 October 2016
Source: Raymond Agbonlahol Yeboah
The Sports minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, recent comment on radio that the president John Dramani Mahama and Asantehene Otumfour Osei Tutu are in support of him to continue witch hunting the football Association,is a political propaganda to earn sympathy and support from the public in order not to be removed from office.
Every discerning mind in Ghana knows that the sports minister is not performing.Ever since he came to office not a single achievement has he clocked for this country.Ghana Olympic team, came home empty handed without proper investigation.
The national under 20 team, did not qualify to play the qualification tournament for world cup.A whole former world champions failed to do so because of Non-Functional sports ministry.The women junior team ,which participated in the Jordan world cup with hunger couldn’t survive the tourney because the talkative minister didn’t perform his side of duty.
A minister, who accounts everything he does on radio but not performing is now telling us today that, he has the backing from the president of the land. Such talks are not surprising because they share the same fate in politics and goes with the adage that says, ”birds of the same feathers flock together”
.But mingling Otumfour to his political talk is unacceptable.Otumfour,would never support wrong doing.Nana, knows Nyantakyi administration is the best ever in this country.Nii Lantey, is not the first sports minister this country have had. Even his predecessors who did much better than him never mentioned Otumfour in their quotations and how much more a minister who is failing Ghanaians.
Otumfour,would not support a minister who because of him Ghana’s qualification to the world cup is under threat.By mentioning Otumfour’s support in his speech,only justifies how talkative indeed he is.Even if Otumfour had truly backed you, there was no need to say that on radio and more so, knowing how seriously and differently Ghanaian s read meanings to politics.
How special is Nii Lantey and his good works that demands applaud of support from the likes of Otumfour.A person who came to give empty promises to the people of Sunyani that, he would build them a stadium. As at now even the toilet facility he talked about has not been built at the venue.
Sunyani coronation park has been closed ever since Nii Lantey’s party had their manifesto congress at the place. The renovation works has since not been started meanwhile the venue is part of Ghalca G-6 tourney.
One of the Paralympic athletes however, reveals how Nii Lantey had lied to them in Brazil that they didn’t want the repeat of what happened at the world cup where his predecessors had to send in cash to the players on a charted flight and yet, he couldn’t honor his promise of paying them back home.