Sports News of Friday, 22 November 2019
The Senior National team, the Black Stars of Ghana have failed to win a major senior tournament since 1982.
According to records, Ghanaian National teams and clubs have managed to win just four (4) decisive post-match penalties in 37 years.
Professor Joseph Kwame Mintah, a professor at the University of Cape Coast and also the President of Ghana Coaches Association told Angel Sports that in order to overcome this misery, there should be adherence to the basic principles of taking penalties because ‘penalty is an art.’
Speaking to Saddick Adams on Angel FM on Wednesday, 20th November, 2019, the Technical Director of Ghana Football Association, Coach Francis Oti Akenteng, revealed that a research will be conducted into the penalty woes in order to find a lasting solution to this challenge .
He indicated that a professor at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) has approached the Ghana Football Association (GFA) about a work he has done on penalties and the GFA will soon contact him on his research.
“We will do a research into penalty shootouts. Fortunately, a Doctor at the University of Cape Coast has done an extensive research on penalty shootouts. We will soon engage him,” he added.
Oti Akenten thereafter responded to the rumors that the new Ghana FA president has decided to bring in foreigners to run the Technical Directorate.
He said Ghana has knowledgeable persons who can administer that department of the FA.
“We have very knowledgeable people here who can run the affairs of the Technical Directorate but if the GFA decides to bring in foreigners to run the Technical Directorate here, it is completely up to them,” he said.