The Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture have sent their goodwill message to the Black Stars as they prepare to face the Squirrels of Benin in Group F of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament.
Ghana will begin their campaign in the tournament later this evening as they bid to win a 5th AFCON title after failing to do so in the past 37 years.
Ahead of the fixture, the Sports Ministry through a press statement dated June 24, 2019, has wished the Black Stars the best of luck whiles stressing that they are off firm believe that the team will be able to end the long wait of winning the prestigious tournament.
“The sector Minister is confident the Black Stars, who have over the years been a force to reckon with, judging from their performances in previous editions of the tournament, is very capable of ending the 37- year long wait and annex the AFCON trophy for the 5th time”, part of the statement said.
Below is the statement
24th June, 2019
*GOODWILL MESSAGE FROM THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS TO THE BLACK STARS*
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Isaac Kwame Asiamah (MP) on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the good people of Ghana wishes the Senior National Soccer team, the Black Stars the very best of luck as the team competes in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) Egypt 2019.
The sector Minister is confident the Black Stars, who have over the years been a force to reckon with, judging from their performances in previous editions of the tournament, is very capable of ending the 37- year long wait and annex the AFCON trophy for the 5th time.
Government can assure the nation that all logistics have been provided. The team must continue to live in unity and be committed to the task ahead as indicated by the President when he met the players prior to their departure for the tournament. As the President said, “without teamwork, you cannot succeed so
teamwork is absolutely critical. You have to work for each other. Helping each other to win the trophy, that's the teamwork we are looking at.”
Hon. Asiamah is appealing to Ghanaians to rally behind the Black Stars and passionately support the team as they strive to make us all proud.
There is no doubt that a spirited support for our gallant team during the tourney will surely spur them on to deliver the trophy for Ghana.
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