Former Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has revealed that the politics in football will not help the national team to claim a trophy.
The Black Stars last won an AFCON in 1982 and have failed to clinch it since then after making three finals. The most recent one was a defeat to Ivory Coast on penalties in 2015.
In an interview with Pulse Ghana, the former Sunderland man revealed that in his experience, politics and football will not work.
“We tried our best we did everything, we acted professionally, we did everything to stay in the tournament, but at the end of the day, you need to get paid. But people took it in a negative way because of the politics in football.”
“I always say politics in football. I always say [if there is] politics in football then we should forget about winning a cup. I will say it frankly because I have been there and with my experience, I know football with politics is not going to work.”