Sports Minister Talks Tough- ‘surrogates’ can’t hound me out’

Ghana’s Youth and Sports Minister Nii Lantey Vanderpuije seems to be on a collision course with officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA).

He has warned that plans to get him out of the ministry will be an exercise in futility and will not be cowed into shelving his agenda of ensuring that Ghana’s football develops.

 “I have told myself, I will not allow anyone to hound me out,” he told host of Hot Issues on TV3 Saturday.  Personally, as Nii Lantey Vanderpuije I don’t have a problem with anybody at the GFA because at the end of the day I don’t care who is the FA president. What is of interest to me is Ghana football. If you led a certain path and today, trends have changed, the dynamics of the situation demands that we should relook at the way we have done things in the past, I don’t think it should call for hatred [or] it should call for animosity. We should sit down and talk,” he said.

According to him, he has received several reports since as assuming office.

“There have been “things that I’ve seen, things that I’ve heard, explanations that I’ve received to certain things that I think that as a country, we’ve been very lucky” ‘Cow dung’ circus at GFA .The surface is dry but beneath is all maggots. So I believe that we should change the way we do things. FA ‘surrogates’ can’t hound me “I have a problem with the way some of the things are done. I have problems with some of the surrogates of the management of the Black Stars who think that they could be the voice of their masters and go on the offensive and attack ministers, hound the ministers out of office”, he added.

By: Ghana/