You Snubbed Christian Atsu When He Was Alive; Stop The Hypocrisy – John Paintsil Slams GFA

Former Ghana defender, John Paintsil has called out the Ghana Football Association (GFA) administration in the wake of the mourning of late Ghana forward Christian Atsu.

In the aftermath of the discovery of the lifeless body of the player under the rubble of the earthquake that shook Turkey and Syria, many individuals and corporate entities including the GFA have issued statements mourning him.

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John Paintsil is however of the view that the FA is being hypocritical in its posturing. He says that the Football Association did not call up Christian Atsu to the national team when he was without a club but has now turned around to express love towards the late winger.

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He said that the FA snubbed and kicked him out of the Black Stars when he was only 31, adding that Atsu has been struggling to get a permanent stay at a club since the snub.

Paintsil expressed the importance and value clubs put on a player when he represents his country.

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He told Original FM bluntly that the FA should not pretend they loved Atsu because they don’t.

The remains of Christian Atsu have arrived in Ghana from Turkey.