Independent presidential aspirant and leader of the Movement for Change,Alan Kyerematen, firmly believes that Ghana has the capability to clinch the FIFA World Cup title.
However, he underscores that this lofty goal can only be attained through a comprehensive overhaul of the nation’s sports framework.
During an interview with Akoma FM in Kumasi, Kyerematen stressed the imperative of implementing substantial changes in governance, particularly within the sports sector, to pave the way for Ghana’s success on the global stage.
“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: we need a significant shift or transformation in our governance, including sports,” he stressed.
“When the great transformation begins in sports, believe me, Ghana can win the World Cup.”
Kyerematen’s vision for Ghana’s sports industry revolves around his ambitious ‘Great Transformation Plan (GTP),’ a comprehensive strategy aimed at rejuvenating national morale and propelling the country to new heights, particularly in sports.
This declaration comes on the heels of the Black Stars’ disappointing performance in recent international tournaments, including the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast, where they failed to secure a single victory and exited the group stage for the second consecutive tournament.
Additionally, the national team’s inability to progress to the next stage of the 2022 World Cup has reignited calls for reforms within the sports sector.
Kyerematen is confident that his GTP plan has the potential to reverse this trend and position Ghana as a formidable contender in global sports.
With the 2024 elections approaching, Kyerematen’s “Great Transformation Plan” may prove to be a deciding factor for voters, offering a compelling vision for the future of Ghana’s sports and national pride.
Whether or not his ambition will translate into reality remains to be seen, but his determination to transform Ghana’s sports landscape is certainly generating excitement among sports enthusiasts and Ghanaians alike.