Outgoing Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye, says he feels disrespected by the fact that he was not informed of the meeting between the President Elect's delegation and the Black Stars team.
Speaking in an interview with Joy News's Mamavi Aboagye, the outgoing Youth and Sports Minister said it would've been only appropriate that his office was informed of the meeting since "I am going round looking for the budget for the team to go to Gabon."
Mr. Vanderpuye has had issues with the national football team's management since he assumed his office, and felt that the teams behavior left a lot to be desired.
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"The Minister of Youth and Sports on behalf of the President and Ghanaians should be informed...if the team is going to be involved in anything it is appropriate to inform me."
On the other hand according to the spokesperson of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Ibrahim Sani Daara, the Sports and Youth Minister actually was informed of the meeting.
"In fact he was informed by the Director of Protocol of the GFA..." he said.
On Sunday the Spokesperson of the President Elect, Mustapha Hamid, accompanied by a delegation from the incoming administration visit the senior national football team at Alisa Hotel. At which time he conveyed to the players that the President Elect hoped they win the tournament.
Acting team Captain, Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu who plays for Udinese, said he was confident the team would do well at the tournament.
"Team is poised for action when the tournament starts on January 14... With the quality in camp, the cohesion and team spirit, I think Nana will be proud of us by the time the tournament ends,'' said the acting Captain.