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FIFA 10-year report: Ghana football declines at an alarming rate

FIFA 10-year report: Ghana football declines at an alarming rate

In the early 2000s, Ghana football was at its finest. The likes of Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko were revered among clubs in the African continent. The national team was as a result one of the best in the continent.

21 years ago, Hearts of Oak held the CAF Champions League trophy, adding up to a historic treble. In recent years however, Ghanaians have witnessed a number of exits from CAF’s top competitions with little signs of improvement.

It was 17 years ago when Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko clashed in the maiden edition of the CAF Confederation Cup final, CAF’s second-best club competition.

Even on the international stage, Ghana has dropped from a top seeded side who reached the quarter finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to a team fighting for a chance to enter the world’s biggest showcase once again.

Recently, FIFA released a 10-year international transfers report which included Ghana, a member in the association. Joy Sports Financial Journalist Bill Eshun takes a deeper look at the report and highlights why Ghana is in a decline.

In the early 2000s, Ghana football was at its finest. The likes of Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko were revered among clubs in the African continent. The national team was as a result one of the best in the continent.

21 years ago, Hearts of Oak held the CAF Champions League trophy, adding up to a historic treble. In recent years however, Ghanaians have witnessed a number of exits from CAF’s top competitions with little signs of improvement.

It was 17 years ago when Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko clashed in the maiden edition of the CAF Confederation Cup final, CAF’s second-best club competition.

Even on the international stage, Ghana has dropped from a top seeded side who reached the quarter finals of the 2010 FIFA World Cup to a team fighting for a chance to enter the world’s biggest showcase once again.

Recently, FIFA released a 10-year international transfers report which included Ghana, a member in the association. Joy Sports Financial Journalist Bill Eshun takes a deeper look at the report and highlights why Ghana is in a decline.

The report, which was released FIFA, included data on international transfers of male professional players completed between 1st January, 2011 and 31st December,2020. The data was extracted from the Transfer Matching System on 6th May,2021.

All information on transfer fees is automatically converted into US dollars on the basis of conversion rates on the day when the transfer instruction is created in TMS.

Numbers in the report are rounded. All names of clubs and players in this report are as entered in TMS.

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