Ghana’s football landscape is set to witness a unique movement as prominent sports journalists join forces to call for change. Led by Saddick Adams, Patrick Osei Agyemang (Countryman Songo), Veronica Commey, and others, the group secured a permit for a peaceful demonstration on February 14, 2024, in Accra.
This initiative arises amid increasing dissatisfaction with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and Ministry of Youth & Sports, triggered by the recent performance decline of several national teams. Two consecutive disappointing Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournaments by the Black Stars have sparked public frustration, prompting the journalists to take a stand.
“It is a peaceful walk to show our love for the sport,” emphasizes Saddick Adams. “There is no hate or anger in what we are doing. Even if there is an anger, it’s a positive one. We invite everyone to join us.’’
The group’s demands focus on restructuring the Ghana Premier League to attract investment and revitalize national sports infrastructure. They advocate for honest and competent individuals to handle national teams, prioritizing talent over financial motives.
This unified action by respected media figures sends a powerful message to Ghanaian football authorities. With the public’s eyes firmly on the issue, the February 14th protest could be a turning point for the future of the sport in the nation.
Watch sports journalist Saddick Adams speak to the media after securing the permit, shedding light on the motives and positive spirit behind the upcoming peaceful demonstration in the video below