Ghana’s Under-20 African Youth Championship qualification rocked by Influence peddling allegations

Karim Zito is coach of Ghana’s Under-20 teamGhana’s qualification to the 2021 Africa Youth Championship in Mauritania has been rocked by sustained accusation of influence peddling.The Black Satellites laboured to qualify for the continental championship after beating less-fancied Niger in Benin on penalties on Tuesday.But that qualification has been overshadowed by allegations of influence peddling by some top brass of the Ghana Football Association.Despite qualifying to the 2021 African Youth Championship in Mauritania, the performance of the current set-up has come under the limelight.Karim Zito’s charges have been simply piss-poor and only managed to secure on the lottery of a penalty shoot-out.New Edubiase president Abdul Salam Yakubu is leading a massive crusade against what he claim is “selfishness” by the Kurt Okraku administration.

The experienced administrator is frothing at the mouth after the beige performances by the Black Satellites team at the WAFU U20 tournament in Benin.

Despite qualifying to the final of the tournament and booking a ticket for the 2021 CAF U20 Cup of Nations in Mauritania, Yakubu is unimpressed.

To some, it could be sour grapes since the candidate he campaigned for in the Ghana FA presidential election got defeated by Kurt in 2019.

Abdul Salam is seething with rage after his player Salim Adam was dropped for the tournament in Benin.

He feels the midfielder was given a raw deal and went on rampage on social media, accusing the current Ghana FA administration of selfishness.

The 27-man squad called up for the tournament in the neighboring country are dominated by players aligned to Black Satellites management committee members and associates, it has been claimed in the local media.

 

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