Former Ghana football capo, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, says the poor quality of the super clash between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko in Kumasi last Sunday was indicative of how deep the quality Ghana football had sunk.
Hearts beat their arch rivals 1-0 at the Baba Yara Stadium last Sunday in the current season’s most anticipated clash, but even in victory, the Phobians remain in eighth place on the league log, with Kotoko in 10th place after 10 matches.
Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe said the standard exhibited by the teams on the day was good justification for their current positions in the 16-club competition.
“It was just unbelievable how these two teams could play so badly.
Wayward passes, mistimed tackles, no flair, no creativity; one of the worst matches these two teams could ever play,” he said.
Dr Nyaho-Tamakloe, who once presided over a revolution at Hearts of Oak that unearthed talented youngsters that included the late Shamo Quaye and Ablade Kumah, said the two giants had lost their glory days that projected them as the symbol of supremacy in local football.
He said the managers of football must step up to arrest the issues that afflict local talent development, given the depths Ghana football has sunk lately.
“What I saw on display was so poor that I missed the old days of Aggrey Fynn and Co.
Even the more recent days of Ishmael Addo, Charles Taylor, Stephen Oduro, Emmanuel Osei Kuffour had proper talent and tactical awareness,” he said.
He, however, had exceptional praise for goal scorer and match winner Patrick Razak.
“He showed more than a raw talent, he had the awareness of a good footballer. It was no surprise that the only goal came from him.”