A LETTER TO KURT OKRAKU ,P.K.Sarpong

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Dear Kurt Okraku,

While I admit I do not have any form of relationship with you to be able to know what might have been tumbling through your mind when President Akufo-Addo was delivering his speech tonight without lessening the restrictions on football related activities, I can say, though I don’t claim to have any extrasensory gift, you hoped that he would come to your rescue, somehow.

You may feel a bit out of sorts over the seeming failure of the President to announce that the lockdown on football is lifted.

I have also read from several sources where some football people also hoped to hear that news about football being given the green light to resume.

Despite these oodles of frustrated commentaries from some of the people in the department, I would like to reiterate that blaming the President would be out of place.

The point simply is, it is not for President Akufo-Addo to come up with measures sound enough to get football back to our pitches. It is your responsibility as the leader of the football association to come up with such measures.

The ban cannot be lifted in a vacuum. The ban could be lifted depending upon the measures you promulgate. If you don’t table workable measures, football will remain in the shadows. It is as simple as that, Sir!

Football can only come back if you put forward practical proposals at the discussing table.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

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