If you are still thinking about why our celebrities and the entertainment media fraternity have ignored Equatorial Guinea 2015, then Flex newspaper would want to remind you that Brazil 2014 has caused a great havoc to our support system.
It happened that in 2014 as Ghana was preparing for our 3rd appearance at the world cup in Brazil, some celebrities were also invited by the sports ministry to support and cheer our gallant Black Stars all the way in Brazil. Those who had the necessary connection and relationship with the people in authority were given the chance to represent Ghana in Brazil.
Among some celebrities who were appointed to join the supporting team to Brazil included Becca, John Dumelo, Shatta Wale, Jackie Appiah and many other film and movie stars who represented Ghana with their presence. As if luck was not on their side, they came back to Ghana after the world tournament to account for the alleged financial misappropriation which was reported after the tournament.
A committee was set up by the ministry of sports to investigate what happened in Brazil. Read this as a reminder: “Government has announced a three-man committee to investigate Ghana’s shambolic World Cup performance in Brazil 2014. An Appeals Court Judge Justice Senyo Dzamefe heads the committee, a statement signed by the new Sports Minister Mahama Ayariga said.
The other members of the committee include ace Sports Broadcaster and lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning and Sports enthusiast Kofi Anokye Darko. The committee became necessary after Ghana’s first round exit in the ongoing 2014 World Cup. The exit crowned scandalous events off the field including an embarrassing airlifting of $3 million cash on a presidential jet, an act which made Ghana a subject of global ridicule. There was also player agitation and a reported assault in which a player-Sulley Muntari-slapped a management member, Moses Parker.”
Therefore as the team was preparing for AFCON 2015, Flex newspaper called some of the celebrities who went to Brazil to inquire from them whether they will be going to Equatorial Guinea and none of them was ready and willing to comment on the issue. “Boss I really want you to pardon me from all these issues because I went through a lot at that time. If it`s over, please don’t bring my name into the picture again and I wish you don’t even add me to your story. I beg waaaa” one popular movie actor who was mentioned during the brouhaha told this reporter in a telephone interview last Monday.
Is that all for these celebrities when it comes to national duties because of Brazil 2014? Only time will tell!!!
Source: Flex Newspaper.