One of my favourite aspects of football is the fruitless debates the herald, go on during and several days after games between rivals.
But nowadays, Charley, even minnows fill like they have a speaking chance against giants. Yes, Charley, you can blame it on David or Goaliath.
It looks like the Malawi and Ghanaian FA bosses want to settle the up-coming African Nations Qualification match in the media courts rather than on the pitch.
The rate at which they have been firing salvos at each other, Charley, we might as well settle the pending African Nations Cup qualifying matches by public debate.
First, it was Ghana’ ex FA boss who claimed that Ghana’s football history was far superior to Malawi. Then, Ghana FA president then adds insult to injury by rehashing how far behind the Black Stars the Flames of Malawi were in terms of pedigree.
The Malawians had to respond…and they did. This is what the Malawian FA boss, Mr. Charles Nyirenda, had to say Charley:
Elsewhere, he is quoted to have said:
“The Ghana team is not as strong as it used to be but you people can tickle yourselves”
They do have a point. Ghana can do better than their current performance. There seem to be a proverbial crack on the wall, Charley, so now every creepy animal feels it has legitimate right to enter the house.
Otherwise, where will Malawi get the guts to run their mouths ahead of their competence? Charley, the Blacks Stars must douse this Malawian flame. Their wings ought to be clipped to sized.
It is said that a blind man will not promise to stone you unless his feet are well placed on a stone. Coach James Akwasi Appiah should work to whisk this stone from under the Malawian feet with a resounding victory; the psychological effect of which will take centuries to overcome.
Charley, it appears that reminding the Malawians that they are nowhere near Ghana’s class is an exercise in futility.
The noisy Malawians must be made to learn why our elders say that a kid can pitch his strength against a grown man, but his ribs will not go unbroken.
A sound thrashing at home in Accra and away at their backyard in Lilongwe, Blantyre or on Mr. Charles Nyirenda’s lawn is the only antidote to all this talking, Charley!
IN GHANA, EVERYONE IS CALLED CHARLEY! SO IF YOU WANTTO SPEAK TO SOMEONE, YOU WRITE A LETTER TO CHARLEY!