Since last winning the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in 1982, Ghana has endured a series of disappointments in a bid to end the country’s long wait to win a trophy.
The Black Stars have undergone several managerial changes during that period with former Ghana International, Charles Akonnor being the latest coach to take up the head coach role.
But Mohammed Polo believes that Ghana is far from annexing the continental silver piece.
“To be frank, Ghana is not respected anymore on the continent. Mali scoring us 3-0 justifies what I am saying, “
“Some years back, other countries had great respect for our game but as we speak it is no more because they are able to score us with ease.
“During our time, countries on the continent, especially the North Africans, had to cheat before they can score you. It is about time we started organising ourselves well, ” Polo told Bryt FM.
Ghana’s AFCON 1978 winning forward added that Ghana is sleeping and called for the need to reorganise.
“I can emphasise North Africans countries are currently ruling the game on the continent. I think we are sleeping, a country that has been likened to Brazil. We had players that were compared to world-class players like Ronaldo, Messi and others.
“We need to start organising ourselves if we want to win a trophy but for now I don’t think we can end the trophy drought anytime soon.”
Ghana will resume 2022 AFCON qualifiers this month with a double-header against Sudan.