The Legendary George Alhassan Said, “Black Stars Haven’t Won Trophies Because Of How Poorly We Were Treated.”

Two-time Africa Cup of Nations champion George Alhassan has reaffirmed the long-held claim that Ghana’s reluctance to appropriately recognize the players who won the country’s four AFCON titles is the reason why the Black Stars are unable to win trophies at international tournaments.


George Alhassan expressed his complaints about the way the country treated the AFCON winners in an interview with Angel FM, highlighting the fact that they weren’t given the credit they deserved.

The Great Olympics veteran stated that the treatment of players from his period is the reason why the Black Stars haven’t won any medals despite having outstanding players in their squad right now.

He asserted that the Black Stars are undercut by the players’ animosity toward their nation.

“The challenges faced by the Black Stars can be traced back to the poor treatment we received. This adverse treatment is the reason behind the team’s current struggles. We possess players of caliber who ought to be lifting trophies, yet they falter at tournaments due to the past actions against us,” he stated.

George Alhassan has openly expressed his dissatisfaction with what he perceives as inadequate recognition of the AFCON-winning teams by the nation.

In a 2023 interview with Dan Kwaku Yeboah TV, George Alhassan disclosed that representing Ghana is his greatest regret.

“I regret not choosing to represent Burkina Faso in sports. Although my father and I are from Burkina Faso, I identify as Ghanaian because I was born there.

“Scoring against Burkina Faso is something I really regret.” He said to Dan Kwaku Yeboah, “Despite the problems, I choose to keep quiet because the promises made to us for our successes for Ghana were never kept.

Alhassan worked for Accra Great Olympics twice, from 1985 to 1990 and 1974 to 1982.

In 1974, his debut season, he won the Ghana Premier League championship. He was the winner of the Gabon championship National in 1983 and the Coupe du Gabon Interclub in 1984 while playing for FC 105 Libreville in Gabon between 1982 and 1984.

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