In the aftermath of Ghana’s 1-0 loss to Comoros in the 2026 World Cup qualifiers, football administrator Micky Charles has diverged from popular opinion by attributing the nation’s football struggles to Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku.
While calls for the removal of coach Chris Hughton echo among fans, Charles contends that the issues go beyond coaching, emphasizing the need for luck and criticizing Okraku’s approach.
In a candid statement to Peace FM, Charles expressed concern about the state of Ghanaian football, urging a collective effort to address underlying problems rather than solely focusing on coaching changes.
“I am telling you that he (Kurt Okraku) is taking our football into a ditch and we will never recover. The football we are doing now people will tell you in as much as we have the technical aspect you need something called luck to play. The players tell you that even on the pitch they are not lucky look at the chances begging chances Semenyo, Inaki Williams, Dede Ayew chances sometimes you need a little bit of luck but it looks like he (Kurt Okraku) is too proud, he does know anything and he also is not prepared to ask and he thinks he can do it,”
“People have also withdrawn and have stated that if you think you can do it do it and let’s see. The problem here that is the problem people are afraid to say it if we don’t stand firm and find ways to develop our football well we will always go and come with empty hands. We can change coaches several times the problem will still be there.
“In America, I said if we are not careful the USA will disgrace us I was laughed at look at what they did to us if they didn’t relax in the second half they could have beaten us 8-0 in that friendly game. So for me, anybody who will stand somewhere and say it is the coach look the coach hasn’t done anything lets look at the problem and solve it let’s unite the whole family so that everybody will push the national team with their soul and energy,”