Ghanaian international footballer Abdul Majeed Waris has added his voice to the ongoing debate surrounding his colleague Mubarak Wakaso’s recent claims that politics is the reason why the Black Stars keeps failing every year in competitions.
It will be recalled that Mubarak Wakaso was guest on Angel TV’s Sports show when he stated that politics is partizan politics is really crippling the Black Stars.
According to him, the NPP and NDC have decided to meddle in football matters in the country depending on who is in power at a particular point in time. However, Mubarak Wakaso retracted his statement after a lot of backlash.
But having played for the team and knowing the ins and outs of the team, Abdul Majeed Waris has come out to state that the politics involved in the selection of players is the problem.
He was speaking with the Sports Obama Saddick Adams on YAC Media Instagram Live when he stated that; “I saw Wakasu making a comment that political aspect is affecting the Black Stars. I feel that it is not the political thing that is affecting the performance of the players on the field because politics does not play football. I think with the national team the politics affects the selection of players”.
“With me they call you from Europe when you’re performing and always drop you like a scapegoat for players who do not even play half a season and I’m not going to talk about myself alone. I feel the political aspect of player selection is something that is affecting the Black Stars. The selection is not based on your performance, it’s only based on politics in the team and I think it is something that affects us at tournaments because that’s the biggest stage that everyone wants to be part and that’s also when the politics get in a lot”.