By Patrick Akoto
Ghana Under-23 management committee head Randy Abbey has angrily reacted to allegations of theft against the team at the All Africa Games.
He has launched a scathing attack on the leader of Team Ghana Erasmus Adorkor at the multi-sports event for leaking the information to the press.
The state-owned Graphic Sports reported on Tuesday that officials at the Games village had accused the Ghanaian players of stealing spoons, cups, bed-sheets, pillow cases and other souvenirs at the sub-standard facility.
He is fuming with rage over the reportage and says it could affect the psyche of the players and tarnish the reputation of the country.
"I'm in no mood for jokes because this is a very serious matter but the question is you should ask Adorkor (Erasmus) how such a disturbing story got to the Graphic Sports," an incensed Abbey told Accra-based Asempa FM.
"First of all it's not true, but when such information goes out there. Do you know what it does to our image?
"There have been so many inconveniences at the championship, but as a leader you don't run around calling home and complaining. That's not leadership at all. These are people who claim to have the love of the nation at heart."
Ghana play defending champions Cameroon on Thursday in the semi-final.