Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye

Wa All Stars manager slams Sports Minister

Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye

Hon. Nii Lantey Vanderpuye

General Manager of Premier League Champions Wa All Stars Seth Panwum, has jabbed current Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, describing him as one who is not a development oriented.

The Member of Parliament for the people of Odododiodio tenure as the youth and sports minister has come under lots of huge criticism following his seemingly unpleasant attacks on the Ghana Football Association.

The Sports Minister’s actions such as allowing players of the Stars to buy their own tickets for their last AFCON qualifier against Rwanda, and also the issue with the players’ bonuses as well as his quizzing of every budget for Black Stars games, raised lots of eyebrows.

He refused to grant any member of the Football Association complimentary tickets during Black Stars matches, cancelling management of the Black Stars winning bonus asking them to justify why they should be paid. He slashed the Black Stars winning bonus from $10,000 to $8000 asking the players to show sense of patriotism.

”For me I was surprised his constituency made such a mistake by returning him to parliament. He wanted to collapse all sports disciplines in this country. Ghana sports would have come to a total collapse under his watch”, he said.

“He was a de-motivator and never helped our various national teams, most especially the female national teams. Just look at what is happening to the Female national teams, he has failed to pay all their allowances owed them, which is a very bad precedent and shouldn’t be embraced at all.

“Thank God there’s a change of government and I want to believe that things will work perfectly under the NPP’s administration”. He added.

Panwum however is optimistic the in-coming government will ensure the success of sports in Ghana.

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