Kyei Mensah Bonsu, NPP’s majority leader has called for Ghanaians to exercise patience for Chris Houghton, the coach of Black Stars.
In an interview on Sompa FM in Sunyani, the veteran politician said, “Honestly, I haven’t been able to watch any of Ghana’s last four matches so I’m not in a good position to judge the performance of the team”.
“However, if you are building a team and you are targeting immediate results, it will hurt the team”, said Kyei Mensah Bonsu.
He continued, ” In 1990 when Dutch manager Clemens Westerhof was charged to rebuild the Super Green Eagles of Nigeria, he initially struggled with fans even calling for his sack at some point but with patience, Nigeria went to the 1990 AFCON finals losing narrowly to Algeria, the host, to whom they have already been beaten 5-1 in their first match”.
The astute politician urged the nation to give Chris Houghton some time to revive the Black Stars.
He added, “We need new faces hence the old ones that are not performing ought to be kicked out since rebuilding is done with new players”.
“In Europe, if you do not have a team, it will be very difficult to play for any national team”, he said.
Kyei Mensah Bonsu continued,” We should be very serious with ourselves, it’s very uninspiring to see clubless players getting call-ups”.
Ghana will play against Madagascar and Comoros in the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on the 17th and 21st November.