"Ghana Football is Dead": Former Black Stars Striker Tony Yeboah Claims

"Ghana Football is Dead": Former Black Stars Striker Tony Yeboah Claims

Lukman Mumuni
June 7, 2023 at 5:01 PM
  • Leeds legend, Tony Yeboah has bemoaned the state of Ghana football
  • The former Ghana striker believes the standard of football has fallen
  • Ghana have struggled in recent competitions

Legendary Ghanaian footballer, Tony Yeboah believes football is 'dead' in the West African Nation.

According to the Frankfurt and Leeds United legend, Ghanaian football has been bedeviled with bribery and corruption.

Yeboah believes the only way to revive the game will be to invest in juvenile football.

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Tony Yeboah has lamented over the state of Ghana football. Credit: @SuperbFootyPics
Source: Twitter
“I don’t know what is going on because I don’t follow. Everyone knows Ghana football is dead because they didn’t listen to the advice we gave them from the beginning. So I think they are currently facing the punishment. If you involve bribes and stuff like that in football, you will destroy the game,” Yeboah told Peace FM, as quoted by GHANASoccernet.
“The only advice I can give them is that they should go back and train the kids for youth (football) and develop Colts football. Other than that it will be difficult to get top players like we used to have back in the day. It will be very difficult.”

The West African country has not won the Africa Cup of Nations in over four decades, and were recently eliminated from the group stages of the AFCON and World Cup.

Yeboah watches Frankfurt win Europa

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that legendary Ghanaian forward, Anthony Yeboah was not left out of Frankfurt's Europa League success as he travelled to Spain to watch the final against Rangers.

Yeboah witnessed his former club Eintracht Frankfurt defeat Glasgow Rangers on penalties to win the tournament for the first time.

In a photo posted on social media, the former Ghana international was beaming with smiles as the Bundesliga outfit made history on Wednesday night.

Yeboah accuses Heynckes of racism

Tony Yeboah has revealed that he was forced to leave Eintracht Frankfurt in 1995 following the arrival of German trainer, Jupp Heynckes.

The Ghana legend did not see eye to eye with the man he describes as a 'racist', following his treatment of foreign players.

In an interview with the BBC, Yeboah disclosed that Frankfurt had to choose between him, the captain of the club, and the manager.

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