After mocking Maguire, Ghanaian MP apologises

Ghanaian Member of Parliament, Isaac Adongo, on Tuesday, apologised to Manchester United defender, Harry Maguire, for comparing him with the country’s vice-president, Mahamudu Bawumia, describing them as poor performers, BBC Africa reports Wednesday.

Adongo had, in 2022, criticised the VP for the country’s poor economic performance.

He likened the VP to what he described as Maguire’s poor performance as a player who scores own goals.

However, on Tuesday, during a budget debate in the parliament house, Adongo said Maguire had now become a “transformational footballer,” while adding that the VP now “roams at the IMF with a cup in hand.”

Adongo said, “Mr. Speaker, I now apologise to Harry Maguire. Today, Harry Maguire has turned the corner and he is a transformational footballer.

“[Harry Maguire] is now a key player for Manchester but as for our Maguire [Mr Bawumia] he is now roaming at the IMF with a cup in hand,” the MP added.

He criticised Bawumia’s performance as vice-president and head of Ghana’s Economic Management Team, which he said had driven the country more into debt and risked its economic performance.

BBC Africa reports that Ghana is currently going through its worst economic crisis in a generation. Last year, the inflation rate hit a record high of 54 per cent and is still running at more than 35 per cent.