Head of Sports in the media, Dan Kwaku Yeboah has declined to provide commentary on the pledge made by John Dramani Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), regarding a proposed new strategy for football management in the country.
During one of his campaign tours, John Mahama proposed the adoption of a sporting blueprint aimed at reshaping the management of the Black Stars. This strategy would pivot the team’s composition towards players from the Ghana Premier League, departing from the prevalent reliance on foreign-based players.
Mahama’s stance rests on the belief that nurturing a robust Ghana Premier League would yield players of sufficient calibre to competitively represent the nation on the international stage.
“We will build the new Black Stars based on homegrown players,” Mahama asserted. “Domestic players who have trained together for a long time and work as a team, and then we will bring in the foreign ones to blend with them.”
The issue came up for discussion on the Tuesday, February 6, 2024 edition of Okay FM’s breakfast show and Dan Kwaku Yeboah, who was one of three panellists on the show declined to comment on the promise made by the former president.
While maintaining that his decision is not influenced by fear of anyone, Kwaku Yeboah was worried by what he views as the consistent spinning of his comments on any issue relative to the former president.
“Only God gives life and only he can take it so I don’t fear any human. I respect every human being but I don’t fear anyone. I have been framed as someone who revels in attacking men, and I wasn’t brought up that way so it hurts to see those things. If he were a family member of mine, I’d be glad, so I can never disrespect him, but I don’t want the attacks to continue,” he said.
Kwaku Yeboah mentioned his response to John Mahama’s promise to scrap the payment of ex-gratia as one incident where he was, in his estimation, attacked by communicators of the NDC.
He defended his statement, insisting that his comment was a mere analysis of Mahama’s promise and not what the NDC communicators perceive it to be.
“I won’t talk about him again. The attacks I suffered from NDC communicators after speaking about the ex-gratia are enough; I won’t talk about him again. I was accused of insulting John Mahama but it was a mere analogy that I drew that our constitution has aberrations.
“We’ve over the years attacked Rawlings due to the constitution so those who came after him should have made efforts to address the inefficiencies in the constitution. Atta Mills is the only person who attempted to address the situation and Mahama came after Mills so if he wanted to scrap ex-gratia, he had the best opportunity to do it because Mills had done the groundwork,” he said.