Sports Minister charges GFA to bring AFCON title home

Published on: 08 April 2021

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Hon. Mustapha Ussif has charged the Ghana Football Association to win the upcoming Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Cameroon next year.

Coach CK Akonnor's side has booked qualification to the tournament as they finished top of Group C with 13 points.

According to Mustapha Ussif, the AFCON trophy is his next target and has backed the FA to bring the ultimate home.

"I am extremely happy to host you today at my office. There are three things on my heart that I want to achieve as a Sports Minister and with your support; I know we can achieve them, Hon Ussif said.

"My aim is to revive competitions at the school and colleges level and I have already written to the Education Minister to help me set up a technical committee for that purpose.

"As a Minister, I should set objectives and work towards it so the Africa Cup of Nations is my next target. It is the dream of H.E Nana Akufo Addo, President of Ghana to win the AFCON and as a Minister, whatever we require to win the trophy, let’s start working on it now.

"The next thing is to qualify for the World Cup in 2022. We have done it before and we can do it again

"I am ready; the way to go is to invest in the game and I can assure you that my Ministry will give you the needed push to succeed’’ the Hon. Minister added.