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Ex Ghana players threaten to invoke curses on Black Stars over delayed fulfillment of Presidential pledge

Published on: 22 July 2014
Rev Osei Kofi (r) is leading the onslaught

Ex Ghana players have threatened to invoke curses on the Black Stars if the presidential pledge to reward them for their feats in the Africa Cup of Nations are not honoured by Wednesday.

Ghana President John Mahama announced the setting aside of a GHC 1.7m cash package to be shared amongst members of the past Black Stars squad that were victorious in winning the four African Cups for the nation.

The pledge was made by the president during a state dinner to officially send off the Black Stars prior to the 2014 World Cup.

No move has since been made to fulfill this promise as they nation still struggles to come to terms with Ghana’s shameful first round exit from the World Cup in Brazil.

The ex players, led by Rev Osei Kofi have issued an ultimatum to the government to honour the promise made by the president on Wednesday or else prepare to face their collective curses they will be invoking on the Black Stars.

“We have not heard anything else since that pledge was made and therefore I am taking the initiative to go to the President himself to deliver the curse,” Osei Kofi told Peace FM.

“We are not kids, the Black Stars took $100,000 at the World Cup but what did they bring?

“If any of us die before the pledge is honoured we will reject it.

“We are waiting until Wednesday, if we hear nothing, we will invoke curses on the Black Stars team.”

The Black Stars have struggled to win any piece of silverware since their last triumph at the African Cup of Nations in 1982.

Some Ghanaian soccer fans believe the team’s winning chances is being affected by the several unfulfilled promises made to past Black Stars squads who brought honour to the nation.

The belief is that, until measures are taken to satisfy or redeem the several pledges made to ex players, the current Black Stars squad that enjoy huge financial rewards even for playing friendly matches will never be successful in their pursuit for titles.


This article has 13 comment(s), give your comment
  • Vim says:
    July 22, 2014 08:12 am
    Woaa see, massa invoke wai. We havnt won anythng over a generation n u thnk it will bother us?? Curse kraaa. The present guys wuld still enjoy hefty sums n ur curse wud change nothng.
    July 22, 2014 08:25 am
    If this is true then am highly disappointed in Rev. Osei. He should know better dat Men of God r supposed to bless their enemies. The president doesnt owe u, he only made a promise which he can decide to give u dat money or not. He doesnt owe u, he is just trying to help
  • Draman Appiah says:
    July 22, 2014 08:41 am
    These fomer players are fools. They never won anything for the BS. Now they are busy casting spells on the current team.
  • Troy says:
    July 22, 2014 09:27 am
    LMAO! Everyone is going on strike / rebelling these days.
  • kuukuphilly says:
    July 22, 2014 09:33 am
    U r all wasting ur useless times.doesn't it seems to u that the team is already cursed from top to bottom..DISGRACED.....PAAAA
  • Paajim says:
    July 22, 2014 10:25 am
    OH Africans!!!!! Ghana a country FULL OF EVIL Osei Kofi you call yourself a Reverend and you are invoking curses on your country which already full of evil? you are more a SATAN as MAN OF God. The day will come when you all will face God. The country Ghana is almost dead put her in the grave and cover it. This false men of God hmmmm is a Big shame.
  • kokroko says:
    July 22, 2014 11:03 am
    the current players r smart in demanding theirs now. no one should blame them oo.
  • A concerned citizen says:
    July 22, 2014 01:52 pm
    You guys in this forum are very stupid indeed to challenge what Rev, Osei Kofi is saying. Who asked Prez Maham to make a vain promise? Blessings and curses are there to be pronounced upon whoever deserves it. Why did Prez Mahama provoked them? Do you know a lot of sacrifices made by these pace setters? They served their nation with all their heart. You guys in this forum what have you done for even your family not to mention a nation.????
  • Benito says:
    July 22, 2014 01:55 pm
    Oh ghana' where did we go wrong ???very pathetic'you wanna curse your country's soccer because of few ghana cedis???
  • PITO says:
    July 22, 2014 02:38 pm
    They should curse Mahama for a failed promise. Cursing the Blackstars team will yield no benefit or result. but cursing mahama will work.
    July 22, 2014 03:04 pm
    @A Concerned citizen, it is very disturbing reading ur comments. if all the pipl who commented before ur comments r fools then i dont know where u will place urself. if ur big brother drills a bore hole to ur village free from his heart n many yrs later u promise to bestow a title upon him for his contribution to ur village n it delays, does dat mean he can go ahead n curse u? Let us all reason n comment peacefully without insults. If some one doesnt owe u n he decides from his heart to help u n he delays, no matter d curse u pronounce, it shall never ever stand. in d end, it will return upon u
  • selfmade says:
    July 22, 2014 04:43 pm
  • selfmade says:
    July 22, 2014 04:46 pm
    We should becareful of the way and manner we talked about things because it seems translating twi to English is a bit of a problem for Ghanaian journalists and is always skewed during the English translation! Osei kofi, rev minister and I highly doubt if he ll stooped so low so say such a thing! Translating twi to English is a bit difficult for Ghanaian journalists!