Ghana Under-23 camp bristled at theft allegations

Published on: 13 September 2011

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.


  • Slay
    says: 8 years ago
    It seems like the word resignation does not exist in our dictionary. These National Sports Authority guys are a bunch of incompetent hoodlums. How can you send a contingent without paying the affiliation fee. I learnt that the meteors are sleeping in a conference room and the princesses are sharing 10 rooms amongst themselves. The disabled team were disqualified from certain events also due to poor preparation from our officials. I can however bet my last penny that Mr. Worlanyo Agra will keep his job after the games. What a shame.
  • texas
    says: 8 years ago
    Well said slay. This is what happens when politicians who know nothing about sports politicize it. They push their people who only think about money and power to head our teams, and what we are seeing now is the result. All they know is to blame players when teams do not perform.
  • Nature
    says: 8 years ago
    Wat a shame,there may be some truth in it.Disgracing da whole nation.