Mas-Ud Didi Dramani, Black Stars deputy coach, has strongly defended the country’s football governing body boss over incessant allegations of his involvement in Players selection for the senior national team – Black Stars.
Multiple unsubstantiated allegations in the Ghanaian media claim that Mr. Okraku has been influencing and aiding Players call-up to the Black Stars team.
However, according to Didi Dramani no official of in the Kurt Okraku’s led administration, has never ever imposed a player on the technical team since their appointment.
“Let me say that there has never been any interference from the GFA President, Kurt Okraku since we were appointed,” He told Graphic Sports.
“No official has ever imposed any player on us so far. He (Kurt) can only share his opinion like anybody else, but he has never imposed any player on us,” he stressed.
Manager Otto Addo and his backroom staff are expected to parade a very strong and competent team for the global showpiece in Qatar.
The Black Stars qualified for the World Cup after defeating Nigeria in a two-legged tie in March.
Ghana have been paired with Portugal, South Korea, and Uruguay in Group H.
They will kick off their campaign against Portugal at Stadium 974 on November 24, and face South Korea at Education City Stadium on November 28 before they close group matches with a date against Uruguay at Al Wakrah Sports Complex on December 2.
Meanwhile, Ghana are guaranteed $12 million as preparation fee plus group stage earnings from FIFA for simply qualifying for the World Cup, but will earn more if they reach the semi-finals, which is the team’s target going to Qatar.