Sports News Wed, 2 Feb 2000

Probe Stars? defeat ? K?si fans

From Thomas Asante Mensah, Kumasi

Sports enthusiasts in the Kumasi Metropolis have called on the authorities to conduct in-depth investigations into the Black Stars performance against the Elephants of Cote d'Ivoire in which they (Stars) lost 0-2 at the Accra Sports Stadium.

Ever since the match, callers have been invading the Graphic office demading a probe into the Stars performance. The callers expressed the view that the Stars appeared to have been hypnotised in the said match as they allowed the Elephants to seize the game and have greater part of exchanges.

They want the probe to find out why Coach Dossena refused to maintain the winning team which beat Togo 2-0 and effected some changes which saw Yaw Preko starting from the bench.

They anticipated that if this is how they will meet South Africa in Kumasi on Sunday then they must prepare for real humiliation. The sports fans also said that if the boys lack motivation and other logistics at camp to boost their morale the concerned authorities must do well to provide them The fans said the Stars have the support of the people and the media and wondered why they put up such a dismal performance in the match.

Source: Graphic