Franklin Cudjoe, the founding President of policy think tank IMANI Africa has warned that Ghanaian football will never see progress extending beyond the capital Accra unless systems and approaches are changed.
He noted that football appears more damaged than the country's political system.
His comment comes after the senior national team, the Black Stars of Ghana's disappointing group stage exit at the ongoing AFCON tournament in Cote d’Ivoire, in which the Black Stars finished third of their group without winning a single game.
Ghana's early tournament elimination had exposed deep-seated issues plaguing the country's football landscape.
There have been questions about the allocation of an $8.5 million budget to the AFCON campaign when the overall tournament winners only stand to earn $7 million in prize money.
"It appears our football is more damaged than our politics. Until we change course, we'll never see progress beyond Accra," said Cudjoe in the Facebook post on Friday, February 2.