A strong expression of anger and disapproval by some Ghanaians has forced the Ghana Football Association to pull down ‘horrible’ pictures of Black Stars players it posted on Twitter on Thursday.
The official Twitter account of the FA, posted images Black Stars players, clad in Ghana flags and jerseys with the caption ‘Our team, Our hope, our aspiration’.
However the pictures which were intended to generate excitement among Ghanaians seem to have rather quenched any form of affection or hope for the team.
The graphics were welcomed with vile criticism by people who slammed the designer for producing works of inferior quality.
Others also compared Ghana’s graphics to other countries and questioned why the FA would subject itself to ridicule by contracting an amateur designer to produce the pictures.
The intensity of the attacks compelled the FA to delete the pictures. They were however unlucky as the pictures had already been downloaded by the Twitter users.
Meanwhile the team has left its base in Dubai for Egypt where the tournament will be held.
After almost three weeks of preparation in the Gulf country, the Black Stars are primed to take on the rest of the continent as they bid win Ghana its fifth AFCON.
In two matches played ahead of the tournament, Ghana failed to score a single, losing one and drawing the other.
Coach Kwesi Appiah’s men will have their first test on Tuesday, June 25 against Benin in Group F.
The match is scheduled for 8:00pm Ghana time.
We actually used tax payers money for that embarrassing photoshop?— Geniuskojo???????? (@Geniuskojo) June 20, 2019
You’d be surprised the amount quoted if the job invoice was available for public viewing.
The sad part is someone could’ve done a better job for Free if GFA made enquiries/asked.
But Ghana Twitter no force kuraaaa.... Them bully GFA saaaa, them delete the pictures. Cyber bullies nkoaaa.... ????????????— Jibril Salifu (@TheJSalifu) June 20, 2019
Thank God we saved on our phones. Enjoy this photoshoot of the Ghana Black Stars ???????? pic.twitter.com/1efwnmjmQp
Graphic Designer leaving GFA office after giving them trash artwork for 20K.pic.twitter.com/RgvYV7aTTF— rondo. (@Koffy_9) June 20, 2019
I still have it o gfa pic.twitter.com/szRPOn8P4x— Ernest Coleman (@cole__xy) June 20, 2019
Team Ghana ???????? had an official photo shoot session after their final training today. The team will leave their training base in Dubai to Egypt on Friday. What be your mind, the pics dey bee you? #TotalAFCON2019 #BlackStars2019 pic.twitter.com/4Be1QJALl9— K U U L P E E P S (@KuulPeeps) June 20, 2019
This is an insult to photographers and graphic designers in Ghana. GFA so cant you just pay someone to do an amazing job. There are a whole lot amazing creatives in this country for God Sake.— SirBonny_Official (@sirr_bonny) June 21, 2019
If it must be done, it must be done well. #NanaMustSeeThis #TotalAFCON2019 pic.twitter.com/XH1zWSKmA2