The Kurt Okraku led Ghana Football Association (GFA) has barred Saddick Adams, widely known as “Sports Obama,” from accessing its official new media handles. Adams, a prominent sports journalist and commentator, received a notification stating, ” ‘@ghanafaofficial blocked you. You are blocked from following @ghanafaofficial and viewing @ghanafaofficial’s posts.”
Responding to the sudden blockage, Saddick Adams clarified that while he is critical of the Football Association, he has never resorted to offensive or abusive language, nor has he tagged the Ghana Football Association in his opinion posts. Expressing his surprise and gratitude, Adams acknowledged the decision by the account managers to blacklist him, despite his commitment to accessing information from his country’s football association.
His response was encapsulated in a concise letter addressed to GFA President Kurt Okraku and Public Affairs Director Henry Asante. The letter read, “Dear my brother Kurt E. S. Okraku and Henry Asante, by principle, I’ve never been offensive or abusive, or even tagged the GFA in any post. As a sports journalist, I follow my country’s football just to access information. Whoever is in charge of your official account that has blocked me, without any justification, thank you very much.”
Football connoisseurs are not happy about how Kurt Okraku and his men are managing the sporting activities in the country.
The disappointment in the GFA’s comes amidst Ghana’s disappointing performance in the ongoing African Cup of Nations in Cote D’Ivoire. The national team, the Black Stars, failed to shine, exiting the tournament after losses to Cabo Verde and drawing with Egypt and Mozambique. The underwhelming performance has further fuelled discontent among fans, with questions raised about the direction and leadership of Ghanaian football.