World Cup 2022: Ghana can win the trophy - Ex-President John Mahama

Published on: 19 November 2022

Former President John Mahama has urged the Black Stars to fight and win the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

He said the time has come for the Black Stars to make their present felt at the World Cup.

For him, the team has what it takes to win the trophy, noting that the team brought joy and happiness to many Ghanaians in 2006 and 2010 tournaments and can do it again.

The former President also called on all Ghanaian citizens to give the team their full support, saying that supporting the team must be seen as a national duty.

He said the 26 players for the competition and the technical team has done their part by answering the national call to represent Ghana and that it was time the citizens to also do their part by supporting the team.

"They've toiled through the qualification and secured us the right to be counted among the best 32 footballing nations on Earth”, Mr Mahama said, pointing out that the qualification alone to the World Cup competition is significant and worthy of celebration.

The Black Stars, who have been housed in Group H will open their campaign against Portugal on November 24 at Stadium 974 in Doha.

Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash with South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.

Ghana will wrap up its group stage adventure with their much-anticipated encounter with Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.

The Black Stars having missed out in the last edition hosted in Russia in 2018 will be hoping to improve their performance in Qatar after exiting at the group phase during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.