Joseph Langabell, one of Ghana’s football most colourful cheerleaders and a national team motivator, has sensationally claimed that former Youth and Sports Minister, Hon Elvis Afriyie Ankrah, was systematically frustrated.
The cheerleader also stated that he was sabotaged by his own party officials who wanted him to fail.
Notably, information sourced from Dennis Mensah reveal that Langabel was in the know of what transpired at that time.
He was ever present throughout the Black Stars World Cup qualifiers. He was made an official member of the team’s backrooom staff leading up to the disastrous World Cup outing in Brazil.
Brazil world cup finals held in 2014.
In his words, “I warned the Minister about plots behind the scenes by senior officials close to him. I warned him to guard agianst being messed up by the Sports Ministry. The reason for this was because they saw him as getting too popular and powerful”.
Among other allegations, the Chief drummer mentioned however, former deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yamin as one of the people behind plots to disgrace Afriyie Ankrah.
On Max TV’s Black Stars Classics – World Cup edition, Langabell was unapologetic about his confessions to host Yaw Ampofo. Incidentally, Ampofo is a brother to the former Minister.
Speaking further, he said, “Let me tell you something, Yaw, your brother was brought down by his own people and not any opposition strategy. I knew about this because I got information from all corners. I went to his office to warn him about some of his close political allies who were working against him. But he did not take the necessary action that is why they succeeded in sabbotaging him. You know what I am saying is true.”
Black Stars Classics – World Cup edition continues with host Ampofo Ankrah. It seeks to get more answers from people who have been involved with the Black Stars over the years. It is an attempt to get a clearer picture as to what has been. It also arms at getting what currently pertains. And what can be done in future to reclaim the faded glory of Ghana’s senior national team.