Recent culture of fans booing national team players not good for Ghana football – Kurt Okraku

Published on: 13 March 2024

The President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Okraku, believes the new culture of fans booing national team players is not good for the growth of Ghana football.

It has become necessary for Kurt to speak about it after it has happened to a series of players in recent times.

The latest player to suffer this is Black Princesses player Mukarama Abdulai on Tuesday night at the Cape Coast Sports Stadium during an African Games clash against Tanzania.

Kurt states that the new culture creeping into Ghana football must be rejected.

“We are a football-loving country. A country that traditionally supports and loves our players in good times and in bad times. Ghana is not a football country that is hostile to its players,” wrote Okraku.

“However, in recent times, a bad culture seems to be gaining ground where a few of our fans boo our national players. I mean players who volunteer to represent our country.”

Months back, Abdul Baba Rahman was also booed at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium during a Black Stars AFCON qualifier.

Also in Kumasi, Jordan Ayew was also booed during a Black Stars game.

Kurt added, “This is NOT Ghana and this culture has to be rejected. In recent times, some of our players including Abdul Baba Rahman and from yesterday’s game in Cape Coast, striker Mukarama Abdulai (Black Princesses) have been booed by some few Ghanaian football fans.

“My appeal is that let’s stay together as Ghanaians at all times and let’s support our players in good times and in bad times. This is NOT a good habit!!!!”