Sam Johnson, a former Black Stars defender, disputed Stephen Appiah’s claim that former players had been ignored at the highest echelons of Ghana’s football administration.
The former Accra Hearts of Oak defender claims that legends and former Black Stars players aren’t getting the chance to play major roles in the development of Ghanaian football.
He asserted that Stephen Appiah’s statement is simply an affirmation of what other former players and legends have been stating in the media over the past few years.
“Legends and former players are not getting the chance around football administration. I have learned something, that football is run by footballers. It is not the grammar or English that you speak,”
“What he said is true we need to blend it now a lot of people think that a lot of footballer’s experience should take over. People think that footballers are not intelligent what we know is not a joke.”
“I agree with Stephen 100 percent that this the time we have to do what we have to do so that we get in there and do what is right for the nation. We all think about the nation if we don’t think about the nation we will never do those kinds of sacrifices. I won’t mention names but we have a lot of people who are very intelligent in football they are very knowledgeable they think we are all kubolors,” Sam Johnson stated.