Charles Taylor, a former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko footballer, has criticized Oduro Sarfo for his comments regarding the importance of education in football administration.
Sarfo, a member of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), had suggested that former footballers seeking leadership roles in the GFA should obtain basic education certificates.
Taylor disagreed with Sarfo, stating that obtaining certificates does not guarantee success in football administration. He accused Sarfo of speaking without thinking and criticized the GFA for failing to achieve much despite their education.
“If Stephen Appiah wants to play a key role or wants to lead the GFA, he needs to have better academic knowledge and certificates,” he told Onua FM.
“At the GFA, I believe Oduro Sarfo ranks first among those who speak before thinking. He speaks before realizing what he has said is inappropriate,” Taylor said.
Taylor urged the GFA to learn common sense and improve Ghana football, as previous leaders with little education but common sense were successful.
“If you wish to tie school [education] into what Stephen said, then they [GFA] have failed miserably. Because, despite their schooling, they are not achieving anything at the FA.”
Taylor also questioned whether education alone could effectively run football, given the current state of Ghana football.
Taylor added, “I would also urge them to learn some common sense to improve Ghana Football, as it worked for previous leaders who had little education but common sense. Just look at the state of Ghana football. Do you think we can run football through education?”