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Retiring No.7 Jersey To Honour Christian Atsu Not Necessary – Charles Taylor Slams GFA

Former Ghanaian international footballer Charles Taylor has suggested that the Ghana Football Association’s plan to retire the Black Stars’ number 7 jersey of Christian Atsu in his honour doesn’t make sense.

Recall that days ago, Linford Boadu, the chairman of the Eastern Regional Football Association (RFA), revealed the Ghana FA’s intention to consider retiring the Black Star’s number 7 jersey in Atsu’s honour.

However, Tailor who formerly played for Hearts of Oak and Kotoko reacted to this development on Angel TV that the move is a misplaced priority while being interviewed by seasoned Sports presenter Saddick Adams aka Sports Obama.

He argued that despite the accomplishments of legendary football players across the world, their respective nations never retired their jerseys.

The 41-year-old who once dazzled the local league with his soccer artistry criticized GFA’s plans as unnecessary and questioned the Association’s motivation in honouring Christian Atsu with such distinction after they excluded him from the Black Stars for some time now.

Charles Taylor, who criticized the GFA’s action as unnecessary, also questioned the Association’s justification for offering Christian Atsu such recognition in light of their years-long refusal to invite the player from Hatayspor to the Black Stars team.

He also says that erecting a monument in Christian Atsu’s honour would be suitable as a tribute to his humanitarian efforts and good deeds that helped the nation’s citizens.

“Retiring Black Stars Jersey Number 7 in honour of Atsu is needless! Even Maradona’s shirt is not retired. When was the last time he Atsu was invited to the National team? We can build a monument in one of our stadia to honour his good deeds,” he told Obama.

Source – Tru News Report


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