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Mamadou Gaye lashes at Ghana FA over silence on Kevin-Boateng's racial abuse

Published on: 08 January 2013

By Patrick Akoto

African football expert Mamdou Gaye has criticized the Ghana FA over their silence on the racial abused suffered by Kevin-Prince Boateng.

The retired Ghanaian international hogged the headlines last week after he sparked a walk-off during a friendly between AC Milan and Italian lower division side Pro Patria.

Boateng, 25, was subjected to racist taunts by fans and the German-born Ghanaian forward responded by kicking the ball at fans and them stormed off the pitch in protest followed by his Milan team-mates.

The well-documented incident has been widely condemned with the lower division side eager to repair the club’s damaged image.

But FIFA boss Sepp Blatter has come under fire after he questioned Boateng's decision to walk off the pitch.

Gaye has chastised the Ghana FA for failing to issue a public statement to condemn the incident while launching a stinging attack on the FIFA boss.

“Boateng used to be a Ghanaian international. What is the statement of the Ghanaian FA regarding this matter? “I mean it’s shameful and a disgrace that they have kept mute,” Gaye is quoted by Radio XYZ

“What is the statement of the Confederation of African Football regarding this matter as well.

“Boateng was more than right to have walked off. Even if it was an official game, that game was supposed to be stopped.

“These Things have been happening over the years. It needs a dramatic, drastic solution and I think Boateng is starting to show the way.

“We can no longer tolerate in this modern age racist insults.  Blatter is biased. You can see the way Fifa is run, where are the Blacks in FIFA? You go to FIFA headquarters; you don’t see any African among the staff.

“Blatter always behaves as a racist. Boateng is right and he must do it again and again and again even in an official game.

A public prosecutor has launched a criminal inquiry into the matter.


  • Adam...Ghana says:
    January 10, 2013 04:05 pm
    why should we waist of time on this GAY man?i think he was trying to use his words to pinch Ghanaian...kpb sees himself as white and not a why should he even cares when he hears a monkey chanting on field of play? we ghanaians are not sharing even ounce sympathy for this kpb....
  • jackson says:
    January 10, 2013 09:47 am
    Mr Gay......where were you? when that fool Kelvin decided not to play for Ghana again,after Ghana brought him into the lam light,that saw him @ AC Milan today? Am sorry to tell mr GAY that he is a big stupid fool. I will also denounce my Ghanaian citizenship if the FA or any other Ghanaian official(GFA) support KP Boateng. They can even kill him sef in Italy or any where and i wouldn't care a hoot........ Fire don burnnnnnnnnnnn Mr.Gay and kelvin boateng
  • jackson says:
    January 10, 2013 09:50 am
    fire don burnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn u man.....with draw your comment
  • saxcee says:
    January 08, 2013 03:11 pm
    Dear Mr Gaye, i'm very sorry to inform you that Ghanaians are well aware of your propaganda against them and i want to tell you for the fact that no Ghanaian finds it worthy to reply your stupid comments and rants.. we are more matured as a people and we are much focused than to be distracted by your ignorance. best Regards Saxcee
  • fred says:
    January 08, 2013 03:34 pm
    Ita embarrassing that CAF or the various african FAs have never commented on any issues involving their players. Where is the support network for african players in europe. This is the attitude of african institutions when their wards are stranded abroad they dont offer any sense of solidarity. Since when has an african embassy made a statement on any african in trouble abroad? its as if if you get into trouble youre on your own, if you get money then bring it back home!!! this is a disgrace and brother saxcee this time i think Gaye has point!!
  • Nii Kwatei says:
    January 08, 2013 03:53 pm
    Word up. It was all over the press. It caused a big row in public debate within Europe. But in Africa nonbody stands up for him, stands up against racism. Even on GSN it wasn't presented as breaking news.
  • Dr. Zomito says:
    January 08, 2013 03:58 pm
    This gaye is the most stupid person ever seen by most Ghanaians.
  • Fresher says:
    January 08, 2013 04:40 pm
    Mr Gaye was perfectly right in roundly criticizing the Ghanaian FA for their silence on this issue, whether K.P. Boateng has retired from international football or not, he is nationally Ghanaian because he has not renounced his Ghanaian citizenship. Ghanaians should not forget the fact that Alex Nyarko faced similar racist abuse and the Ghanaian FA its entirety were deaf silent as though nothing had happened to their illustrious son in England. Tho is the same reason why Alex Nyarko prematurely got retired from the Ghanaian national team, because of hypocritical silence.
  • king says:
    January 08, 2013 04:58 pm
    This mahamadu Gay or whatever he calls himself shld give us a break. Why shd we care abt KP's welfare whereas he cares not for us. His nemesis in football has not just started. More disasters awaits him.
  • Kwame says:
    January 08, 2013 05:05 pm
    Am sorry to tell mr GAY that he is a big fool. I will denounce my Ghanaian citizenship if the FA or any other Ghanaian official support KP Boeteng.They can even kill him in Italy and i wouldnt care a hoot. What is this Gay talking about. A guy who see's himself more white than black doesnt need a single sympathy. This is the guy who rode on the back of Ghana to AC Millan and turned his back on us, infact mr gay you are a fool again to suggest this. KP boateng can be burried allive and a care not the same goes to Bawuah Ballotelli. Gay pls go tell this to your homosexual Ivorians.
  • Jimmy says:
    January 08, 2013 05:23 pm
    He wanted to marry Ghanaian woman but all ladies refused to marry him the preferred Ghanaians or other Africans. One not once but three times... After this events he made it his life project to hate Ghanaians.
  • Yaw says:
    January 08, 2013 05:56 pm
    Why use time on this Mr. Gaye character???? He is what I call "a wannabe-important-personality" who just has a need to come out with comments. MY QUESTION IS, CAN HE OR ANYONE GIVE US AN EXAMPLE WHERe ANY FOOTBALL FEDERATION HAS PROTESTED ON BEHALF OF THEIR CITIZENS WHO HAVE BEEN IN SIMILAR SITUATIONS????
  • Emmanuel sarfo says:
    January 08, 2013 06:13 pm
    Mr gay must be honest. Kelv?n ?s not a Ghana?an
  • Dr Who says:
    January 08, 2013 06:16 pm
    This Gaye man has to be stoned to death.where was he when KPB walked out of Ghana football?
  • kwaku hazard says:
    January 08, 2013 07:32 pm
    Dear mr Gaye we will condone every scenseles talk frm u. bt what we won't take frm u is having u detacte for ok. sing that to birds nd go hell 4 al we care!
  • nana says:
    January 08, 2013 08:34 pm
    mate saxcee is right. what do you want gfa to do hear exactly? When ghana really needed boateng where was he? when money from taxes of our ppl of ghana was uaes to pay for management taff to speak to him in italy he rn away. come on this mr aye should leave ghanains out off this fool. Boateng sees himself as a German, and now we slowlyare accepig that.
  • Nart says:
    January 08, 2013 10:00 pm
    So this Gaye man is still on drugs and SuperSPORTS are silent as if it's normal and uses that advantage to attack countries especially Ghana. I am a christian and i believe in Sympathy but what the hell should GFA sympathise with KPB?
  • Whocares says:
    January 08, 2013 10:40 pm
    Despite the fact that KPB has rejected Ghana, he is doing something good here. He is fighting for all Blacks. We must not see this a KPB thing.
  • dear fools who accept to b called monkeys says:
    January 09, 2013 12:59 am
    Some ppl r really stupid oooo...ko stopped playing 4 GH so We shudnt support him.. aaw Kwame Nkrumah didn't die for this... Let b matured think.. our skin is darker bt our minds r not.. sometyms it really hurts to b an Anfrican with some ppl like u against dis around
  • lolvfunny says:
    January 09, 2013 06:55 am
    A good Christian will not look back at past mishaps of someone and judge the person today based on that. When as a matter of fact the person needs rather needs love and sympathy today. If Jesus Christ had said men are sinners so he will not die to save as from the wickedness of the world, where will you have been today?
  • kwa george says:
    January 09, 2013 07:33 am