Tea thoughts (8): Don’t Blame Coach ‘Milo’ - Justica Anima

Tea thoughts (8): Don’t Blame Coach ‘Milo’

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Tea thoughts (8): Don’t Blame Coach ‘Milo’

Guys stick with me, I’m not going anywhere so you guys can’t leave. I know I have been off with this series for some days but life got a better part of me. Need to secure the bag and that comes with having to balance the time for each and every aspect of my life. And so yes, I’m back to continue the series. Today, just as the headline reads, we are going to talk about Milovan Rajevac’s sack as coach of the Black Stars.

If you’ve been following this series, you would have known by now that I sort of predicted his sack right after Ghana’s kick out from the AFCON by Comoros. Please bring me my stone. Sigh!

I have a problem about his sack though. Is it that the Ghana Football Association (GFA) was listening to the voice of the masses that he should be dismissed as coach or apparently it is the right thing to do? Also, is changing the coach going to make Ghana win in subsequent matches? Perhaps, the amount of monies going into investment in the sport is gradually biting into the state’s funds and someone has to take the blame for it.

Foreign or local

Clearly, a foreign coach taking more than a local coach should say a lot about us as a people. Of course, everything foreign is special to us and everything local is just what it is, a ‘local breed’. This has been our bench mark and was one of the main reasons why coach ‘Milo’ was called back to lead the Black Stars. So why are we backing out of that decision now?

Team work

If you ask me, the issue with Ghana’s football is a lack of team work and statesmanship. Yes I said it. The players who are mostly selected to represent Ghana are there mostly based of “who you know”. This is Ghana where the only way you can get to participate in top positions is when you are part of an alliance. Well, not to say that is a bad thing though but unfortunately it’s eating into the moral fiber of our society. Players do not have passion for the game as much as they have their eyes on the money.

Ghana vs Nija

If the best players are asked to sit on the fences while just the few good ones who are mostly motivated by money are handpicked, the result is what we all watched on our television screens. Anyway, just to digress a bit, the Ghana vs Nigeria trolling on social media was mad fun. I couldn’t help but join as Nigeria finally got kicked out by Tunisia. The whole week was full of trolls so much so that it was as if the Ghana vs Nigeria Jollof saga had been revisited. That Jollof wars though! Seriously, Ghana and Nigeria keep making the other African countries feel non existent when it comes to social media buzz.

Way forward

Okay, back to business. Now that Milovan Rajevac is gone, let us be focused as a nation. Whoever is chosen as coach must be independent minded, firm and disciplined to lead the team to many victories ahead. We must focus on someone who has fresh ideas and is ready to bring a new style of coaching into the team. Someone who is tactical, who knows what he is about, and is keen on strategy. If I know nothing at all, I know that football is a game of strategy. My best bet will be on the Hearts of Oak coach, Samuel Boadu. I think he performed very well during the Ghana Premier League while leading his squad to become champions. Then again, what do I know?

Fellow readers, this my personal opinion on this trending issue so if you have any thoughts to share with me, let us engage in the comments section below. Until then, my tea is getting cold and so I need to go and indulge in some early morning treat. Goodbye ‘Milo’!

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