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Oduro Sarfo blasts Okudzeto Ablakwa over Ghana’s Afcon budget

Ghana Football Association Executive Council member Nana Oduro Sarfo has criticized Hon. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa for revealing Ghana’s budget for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations.

The North Tongu MP released a document, claiming Ghana planned to spend $8.5million in the Black Stars campaign for the Afcon.

Speaking on Asempa FM on Tuesday, Oduro Sarfo claimed that the MP made the document public as a diversionary tactic.

“He may have published the details to influence public discourse and deflect our focus from important issues. Maybe he did not like the fact that the New Patriotic Party’s Parliamentary Primaries were peaceful, free and fair,” he said.

“Or because he does not want Ghanaians to talk about the resumption of work on the National Cathedral.”

Oduro Sarfo doubled down by stating that, in the history of Ghana’s participation at the AFCON, the most ridiculous budgets have been approved by NDC governments.

“I have done my research and concluded that, in the history of this country, NDC governments have approved the most outrageous of budgets as far as AFCON is concerned.”

“Even though the prize money for AFCON 2015 was $1.5, they (the NDC government) budgeted $15m.”

Ghana failed to qualify from their group after losing 2-1 to Cape Verde and recording 2-2 draws against Egypt and then Mozambique.

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