2022 CHAN: Black Galaxies poor performance was due to old age - Dr Nyaho Tamakloe

By Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Football News 2022 CHAN: Black Galaxies poor performance was due to old age - Dr Nyaho Tamakloe
JAN 31, 2023 LISTEN

Former Ghana Football Association [GFA] chairman, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, has stated that the Black Galaxies' elimination from the ongoing 2022 African Nations Championship [CHAN] was due to age cheating.

Ghana exited the quarterfinals after suffering a 2-0 defeat against Niger.

According to the outspoken football administrator, the majority of the players that represented the country have passed their prime and are now over 35 years old.

In an interview with Accra-based Asempa FM, Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe emphasized our biggest problem is age cheating.

"We have been doing it for years and we are now seeing the effect. Modern football is about speed and stamina and the younger ones are those who can do that," the Hearts of Oak Board Member said.

"75 per cent of our players are definitely 35 years plus. I'm telling you and we can verify that using the MRI scan. They look even old if you look at them in the face."

"Look at the various countries who participated in the tournament, even in our game against Niger we looked older than them and it showed in the performance. Let's look at this age of cheating carefully and put a stop to it

Ghana's performance in the 2022 CHAN tournament was nothing to write home about: they lost 2-1 to Madagascar in their first group game and defeated Sudan 3-1 in their second group game.

Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah
Samuel Ekow Amoasi Appiah

Sports Journalist