This year’s edition of the World cup hosted at Russia saw very shambolic performance from all five African teams that represented the continent.
But Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin has revealed that the real reason for the bad performance of African countries at the Russia 2018 World cup was as a result of corruption and bad deeds of practice.
Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin is affiliated with the opposition party, National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“Systemic corruption in Africa means that most people who are more qualified to be selected into our national teams do not get the opportunity,” said Bagbin.
“Team slots are sold to the highest bidders, You may get away with it in your little corner, but when you reach a place like the World Cup where others have only selected their players on merit, you will be exposed,” – he said during an interview with Richard Dela Sky on Citi FM last Thursday in Accra.
Nigeria and Senegal lost the spot to the knockout phase after the final matches of the group stages while Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco were all kicked out after the second round of games.