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OPINION: Duncan's words need "sacking" too; National Teams are for all


By Yaw Frempong Ampomah

Former Hearts of Oak coach, David Duncan may have lost his job at the club but his words are not lost yet on phobian minds.

The latest incidence where some fans of the club sent a vehicle to the local stars camp to pick up unused Hearts players and Edubease's Asiedu Attobrah is testament to how far reached Duncan's words sunk into their minds.

Perhaps, this is what we all should have expected among many other unfortunate repercussions with the Ghana Football Association's lurtagic response to, and the outright condemnation of,  the highly respected coach's utterances where he unleashed a scathing attack on the F.A for appointing only coaches from Asante Kotoko to handle national teams.

Obviously informed by what they have been fed and as per their own analysis of player performances, these players who fell outside the mandatory 18-man squad of the Ghana team in the on-going WAFU tournament deserved places ahead of those who filled them at the moment hence their latest action.

"Amoako is currently in tip-top form yet he's nowhere near the 18-man squad so should kotoko be up in arms too?". Asked a certain neutral who also enquired about what factors might have informed the inclusion of other players from outside Kotoko and Hearts.

Who is whispering to these Hearts fans that their players are so better than Kotoko's or any other called from elsewhere so much that it becomes contentious when another plays in their stead? This barbaric, divisive attitude, set in motion by former coach David Duncan must cease.

An entire Hearts team once represented the Nation and no one needed Kofi Annan to restore world peace because there already was. With this detestable behaviour from our phobians friends, they must have thought every Ghanaian agreed then with that arrangement of "Hearts vrs Nigeria". Certainly, not.

Nobody owes the Hearts of oak fraternity any apology or explanations except what has already been given to all.

It's about time the Football authority condemns this act and all other like-minded ones to nip future occurances in the bud.

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