Zak Ansah’s dad blasts ‘unorganized’ Ghana FA over U-20 call up

Published on: 12 June 2012

By Ameenu Shardow

Andy Ansah, father of Zak Ansah says the Ghana FA lacks organization following the poor procedure in invitation his son to report to the Ghana U-20 camp.

The 18-year-old who plays for Arsenal’s youth side was part of 19 foreign-based players called up for a three-day justify-your-inclusion exercise of the Black Satellites.

The exercise is to afford the technical team a rare opportunity to work closely with the players who are predominantly based in Europe for possible selection to join the local stars for the African Youth Championships qualifier against Uganda.

It has however emerged that some players in particular, the Hale End Academy graduate was not officially notified of the invitation and this least amuses the head of the Ansah family.

“The first I heard about it (the call up) was when I received a tweet from a friend while on holiday with my family,” he told Kumasi-based Kessben FM.

“Officially I have not received any kind of notification from the GFA and to be honest with you I don’t know whether is poor organization or lack of it from the GFA.

“It is quite disappointing because it highlights the massive flaws of such an FA because I know things like these are done through official lines and not just through publications.

“If Arsenal received a letter to that effect, they are obliged to inform us but they have since not making it clear such notification has not arrived.”

Ansah went ahead to declare that his son holds the ultimate decision as whether he wants to play for Ghana or not but says, Zack has never hinted of any idea not to play for his motherland.

“That decision is for Zack to make because he is a man but he has never said he wouldn’t play for Ghana.”


    says: 6 years ago
    says: 6 years ago
    IBRAHIM SANNI, please teach the FA how to do right.
    says: 6 years ago
    i mean how to do things right.
  • maka
    says: 6 years ago
    I can't believe that Saani Daara is there at the FA and all this crap is going on. If he was outside, he would have been the first to speak. Nonsense....time will catch up with all of you guys...pretending to make Ghana soccer better but ruining it! Useless FA....this is what they did and we lost Danny Welbeck...I am glad Kevin Boateng dumped us...he saw things that did not appeal to him!
  • King
    says: 6 years ago
    He is such a talent with great potential we wouldn't want to lose to England like Welbeck's case. I pray the FA do the right thing to snatch this huge talent for Mother Ghana as soon as possible.
  • Olembe.
    says: 6 years ago
    Masa the man didn't say tht. wht he said was tht, they only saw the thing on Ghana FA's website but there was no formal letter. Tht's y the son couldn't come.If he said tht it doesn't mean he blast the FA.
  • Peedi Crack
    says: 6 years ago
    Olembe, he is blasting the FA because they doing things very unorganized, and I'm not suprised at all because I bet you Wellington and the rest prolly just started looking and searching for all ghanaians who plays in europe and decided to put their names on a list, and i doubt if they scouted some of these players before...smh, mediocracy at its finest LOL the best thing to do is to send an officail letter from GFA to players respective teams, informing them about the call up....what if the team decides not to release the player because of whatever reason??....all these last minute nonesense....smh is very sad. You gotta start making call ups right after the season is over for these kids in europe....Wellington is under pressure thats y all these last minute call-ups of foreign players went on, and like i said, he prolly dont even know half of these kids from a hole in the ground cus he prolly never scouted and monitored them b4.....smh. And what a hell is all the people calling themselves GFA official doing?? How hard is it to assist the coach in putting together a comprehensive plan of foreign based call ups??....simply writing a letter and sending it to the various teams of the players, they cant even do it??....smh only thinking about their pockets. We will forever stay underdevelop as a nation. No wonder Balotelli and Danny Welbeck never wanted to play for ghana hahahaha, we never scouted dem as youth players when they were 15,16,17 etc..., all of a sudden they were making progress and headlines in europe and on the verge of playing on the national team of their nation of birth and GFA thought they will be easily switch and playfor ghana??? LMAO If KPB and Owusu-Abeyie were called up by Germany and Nederlands respectively, it woulda been too late for ghana to pursue them anyway, luckly for us, they both never represented those countries national team in an international tournament....and even now where are they?? KPB prolly saw some stupid nkwasiasem going on at GFA, thats y he dont wanna play for ghana no more hahaha and where is Owusu-Abeyie after 2010 world cup??? we all know he is better than most of the players who gets a call-up but how come he is being ignored??.....perhaps he is not willing to get sucked into some bribery nonsense to pay and play, so they will pick useless bench warming players over him..smh...LOL...OH Mother Ghana, when will we learn?? abeyie tyle of play is too fast for Ghana anywayz cus some of the players will not be able to keep up with him ...hahaha.
  • Fallo,(GH)!
    says: 6 years ago
    Sum ppl r just so much full of SHIT! Peedy crack,yes u,u r so full of shit