Allsports.com.gh (ASG) writer Nana Afrane Asante caught up with Valentine Diamond Nana Agyeiwaa, host of the Afia Schwarzenegger talk show on ETV and Kokooko on UTV as she shares her views on sports in Ghana.
She believes the Black Stars will be a failure at the World Cup and thinks Akwasi Appiah doesn’t have a mind of his own as head coach of the team. She’s also got a new name for her darling club Accra Hearts of Oak and check out her reasons for wanting to date the Sports minister.
ASG: Are you a sports fan?
AS: Yes and No
ASG: Why yes and no?
AS: You don’t put your heart into sports in a country like Ghana especially football because it can cause you cardiac imprisonment which may lead you to your grave but when it comes to the English Premier league, then I support Chelsea.
ASG: Which is your favorite sport?
AS: Wrestling because I love to see people beating people.
ASG: Have you ever tried wrestling?
AS: No I haven’t because I don’t want to have scratches on my body. I have always been a “DADA BA” so I take good care of my body.
ASG: Do you watch the Black Stars play?
AS: I do and it’s quite annoying. I say that because they are very predictable and every Ghanaian knows we will only get to a certain stage in a tournament and it’s even worse when we don’t have our star players. From what I know, Coach Akwasi Appiah in some cases prophesizes that he is going out there to lose a game. Let’s take a look at our opponents Germany, Portugal and the USA, can you tell me who we can beat? I don’t see that happening. My advice to Ghanaians is that they should support Berekum Chelsea rather than put their hopes in the Black Stars because there is no hope in them and I can tell you we will come home early.
ASG: Who are we?
AS: I’m surprised you don’t know who they are. Well it’s the Black Stars and that’s it.
ASG: Who are your favorite Black Stars Players?
AS: Sulley Muntari is my favorite and I say that because he is a game changer. Dede Ayew isn’t bad too but Asamoah Gyan seems to be more focused on music than his footballing career. He prefers to be seen on TV dancing and shaking his buttocks with his Otto Pfister pants showing and it’s very worrying. The hip life has gotten so much into his head that he seems to have lost interest in football. A player like Kevin might be a difficult person but he is definitely a good player.
ASG: Do you believe in Akwasi Appiah?
AS: I do and I don’t because he makes certain decisions on and off the pitch which reminds me of a certain President I know who was being controlled by a remote control during his time in office and that’s exactly the same problem Akwasi Appiah is facing. I strongly suspect he is being controlled by a remote which puts us in danger going into this World Cup. I still believe we have a 98% chance of coming back home in the first round.
ASG: Which player would you like to date?
AS: [quote_center]Eeeiiii Black Stars players? They have all been used, misused and abused so there is no way I can date any of them so I will rather go in for the sports minister who has already promised me a trip to Brazil to watch the world cup when I was the mc for the 1963 Black Star squad meeting. I want him to know that if he doesn’t fulfill his promise, I will let the gods deal with him.[/quote_center]
ASG: What local team do you support?
AS: Hearts of SHOCK
ASG: Which team is Hearts of SHOCK?
AS: Hmmmm, the Phobian club we all know. They are breaking my heart and I want the coach to be sacked. My advice to him is that he should quit before he gets beaten by we the supporters. I am sure he will be fired also after he’s taken some beating from us.
ASG: What is your general impression about sports in Ghana?
AS: Sports is the only activity which takes away tribalism, violence, religious differences and every other negative so I think we should encourage it in our schools especially. I am would have loved to see some of my friends like Kwaw Kesse and Shatawele play football which would have been beautiful. Sports in Ghana have developed and a lot more attention should be given to it and this is where I plead with the GFA to release the monies to promote the local league. Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has to know that god is watching his every move with the money so he should be careful. That’s my advice but I am ready to be an ambassador for the team in Brazil only if I am paid a winning bonus.