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23.12.2013 Sports News

Only the 1978 Black Stars squad were promised estate houses-Kuuku Dadzie

By|Isaac Darko
Only the 1978 Black Stars squad were promised estate houses-Kuuku Dadzie
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Former Ghana defender James Kuuku Dadzie has dismissed claims made by some ex-footballers that Government promised estate houses for the 1963 African Cup of Nations winning squad.

He said only "the 1978 Black Stars team were promised estate houses."

Several former players of the national team including Rev. Osei Kofi, have lamented the failure of various governments to fulfill promises to build estate houses to the Black Stars teams if the won the African Nations Cup.

Some have attributed the failure of Ghana to win its fifth nations cup trophy to what it says is a curse or bitterness from the players who won the last Nations Cup trophy for Ghana in 1982 but who did not receive the promises of the estate houses.

But the ex-Black Stars captain Kuuku Dadzie claims the 1978 Ghana squad was the only team promised estate houses.

"I am speaking as a member of the 1978 black stars squad and former Ghana captain. They are claiming that they were promised houses. I want the public to know that it was only in the 1978 group that Government promised estate houses each," Kuku-Dadzie told Asempa FM Sports.

"It is not true that (ex-President) Kwame Nkrumah promised them any houses. If they are the first group to win the African Cup, fair enough."

"Apat from the 1978 squad, Government didn't promise the 1963, 1965 and 1982 winning group."

"It was only the 1978 squad that former Ghana Presdient (Ignatius Kutu) Acheampng promised us so if there is any compensation for any squad, then it should be the 1978 squad."

Ghana 1978 squad
Coach: Fred Osam-Duodu

No. Pos. Player DoB/Age Caps Club
1 GK Joseph Carr       Hasaacas

2 DF P.S.K. Paha       Eleven Wise

3 DF Ofei Ansah       Hearts of Oak

4 MF Awuley Quaye,_Sr.&action=edit&redlink=1  ( c )       Great Olympics

5 DF James Kuuku Dadzie       Hasaacas

6 FW Adolf Armah       Hearts of Oak

7 MF John Nketia Yawson       Eleven Wise

8 FW George Alhassan       Great Olympics

9 FW Opoku Afriyie       Asante Kotoko

10 MF Karim Abdul Razak       Asante Kotoko

11 MF Mohammed Ahmed Polo       Hearts of Oak

12 GK Fuseini Salifu       Asante Kotoko

13 DF Haruna Yusif       Corners

14 DF Isaac Acquaye       Dumas

15 FW Dan Kayede       Great Olympics

16 GK Abdulai Chesco       SS 1974

17 FW Emmanuel Quarshie       Hasaacas

18 MF Addae Kyenkyehene       Asante Kotoko

19 FW Anas Seidu       Hearts of Oak

20 FW Willie Klutse       Dumas

21 FW Kuntu Blankson       SS 1974

22 DF Justice Moore       Eleven Wise