Ghanaian left back Abdul Baba Rahman says the disagreement between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the GFA extremely affected Ghana's quest to make it to the World Cup in Russia.
The 23-year-old Schalke 04 player says it came to a time where morale was down in camp which really affected their output especially the first match of the world cup qualifiers where Ghana hosted Uganda in Tamale.
“It is disheartening that we could not make it to the World Cup. I think the then impasse between the GFA and the Ministry really affected us,” Baba told footballmadeinghana.com
“Sometimes, morale was very low especially before our first game with the Cranes of Uganda in Tamale. As a footballer, you need to be in a good frame of mind before such games so when there are troubles between the two parties backing us, it is we who suffer,”
There were some disagreements between the then Minister of Sports Nii Lante Vanderpuye and the executives of the Ghana Football Association.
Ghana failed to make it to the 2018 World Cup in Russia after drawing four games and losing one in six qualifying games.