Afriyie Ankrah apologises for Ghana World Cup embarrassment (Audio)

Former Minister of Youth and Sports, Elvis Afriyie Ankrah has apologised for the embarrassing and abysmal performance displayed by the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup which saw Ghana crash out in the first round of the group.

Ghana, for the first time in its three successive World Cup appearances obtained just one point in Group G after losing 2-1 to USA, drawing 2-2 with Germany and going down 1-2 to Portugal.
Listen to Afriyie Ankrah in the attached audio below


Mr Afriyie Ankrah who led the team to the tournament in Brazil as sector Minister joined the chorus of apology on his return from Brazil.

“I...apologize to all Ghanaians for what happened and also for the behavior of the team both on the field and off the pitch. Many things happened therefore which I will give appropriate account at a right time, needless to say that I feel the pain and disappointment of Ghanaians”, he said.
“I would also like to apologize to the President because I promised him that we were going to make history and we couldn’t and therefore I have disappointed him, and I believe that the lesson we’ve leant in Brazil will help us”, he added.
He congratulated incoming Youth and Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga for his new post assuring that he is ready to help him (Ayariga) to succeed.
He said he will report to the Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani, the President and the new minister before talking to Ghanaians about his version of what actually happened in Brazil.
Afriyie Ankrah took over from Clement Kofi Humado as Minister for Youth and Sports on February 14, 2013 till he was reassigned to the Presidency as a Minister of State on June 28, 2014.

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