Ex-Ghana midfielder Mohammed Gargo believes sports journalists are partly to be blamed for the country's trophy drought.
But the ex-Udinese and Genoa star suggested the media practitioners have been influencing player selection for the Black Stars.
Ghana have been without a continental title since 1982 when they won a fourth Africa Cup of Nations title in Libya.
''Political interference, lack of consistency in player call-ups and sports journalists are the causes of the failure of the Black Stars to win a trophy,'' Gargo told Akoma FM.
Gargo has advised new Ghana coach CK Akonnor to be firm in order to succeed with the national team.
''Coach CK Akonnor must be tough and should not countenance any nonsense from any one,'' he added.
''He needs experienced former stars to help him not showbiz people and musicians as we saw at the World Cup.
''CK Akonnor can competently handle the Black Stars job very well if he allows experienced former players to advice him.''