Sports News Fri, 19 Jul 2019

Parliament: Sports minister summoned to explain poor AFCON showing

Youth and Sports minister, Isaac Kwame Asiamah, will next week appear before Parliament to answer questions relating to Ghana’s poor performance at the AFCON 2019.

Majority Leader, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, announced Friday that Mr Asiamah will be in the House either Tuesday or Wednesday, to deliver a statement on the poor performance of the Black Stars at the tournament staged in Egypt.

This followed a question by MP for Kumbungu Ras Mubarak, who demanded answers for what he described the abysmal performance of the team in the continental showpiece.

The MPs have expressed concerns over the Black Stars’ disappointing performance which saw them exit the tournament after a defeat by Tunisia at Ismailia in Egypt. They lost 4-5 on penalties to the Carthage Eagles following a 1-1 in 120 minutes of action.

Tunisia went ahead to place fourth after losing to Nigeria in the third-place play-off.

Senegal faces Algeria in the final game to be played later Friday.

“We’d want the minister to tell the country something through Parliament,” Ranking Member on the Sports Committee, Kwabena Woyome, told JoyNews correspondent, Joseph Opoku Gakpo last week.

The Majority Leader assured answers will be provided by the Minister. He stated, however, “his [Sports Minister’s] coming is not at the instance of the honourable member for Kumbungu [Ras Mubarak].

“That agreement had already been extracted with the minister but of course it will satisfy his own inquiry,” Kyei Mensah Bonsu explained.

Source: Myjoyonline.com
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