World Cup 2022: Ghanaians react to Black Stars players wearing in fugu on social media

Published on: 18 November 2022

Ghanaians took to social media to responded to Black Stars players wearing traditional smock attire in Qatar on Friday.

The Black Stars arrived in Qatar in style wearing "fugu," a traditional Ghanaian outfit worn by inhabitants of the northern region. Some players were spotted wearing fugu with traditional hats.

After missing the 2018 World Cup in Russia four years ago, Ghana is participating in this year's tournament. The four-time winners of the African championship were placed in Group H with Uruguay, South Korea, and Portugal.

The Black Stars of Ghana beat Switzerland 2-0 in an international friendly yesterday in the United Arab Emirates.

Southampton defender Mohammed Salisu and Bristol City attacker scored for Ghana. Accra Hearts of Oak attacking midfielder Daniel Afriyie Barnieh started his first game for Ghana and excelled.

The playing body had a recovery session early this morning before flying to their base in Qatar.

Ghanaians commended the Ghana Football Association for the initiative after the pictures of the players in fugu were released. Others also wanted to see more shots of Hearts of Oak player Daniel Afriyie Barnieh and Asante Kotoko's Danlad Ibrahim.

The Black Stars of Ghana is in Group H alongside Uruguay, Portugal, and South Korea. Ghana will play Portugal on 24th November at the Stadium 974, South Korea on 28th November at the Education City Stadium, and play their final group game against Uruguay on 2nd December at the Al Janoub Stadium.

Ghanaians in Doha, Qatar stormed the team's hotel to welcome them. They drummed and sang well-known jama choruses as hotel security watched on outside.

The mood of the whole country seems to have changed after Ghana's international friendly win over Switzerland yesterday in the United Arab Emirates.

Ghana will train at the world-class Aspire Academy and stay at DoubleTree by Hilton Doha in Al Sadd.

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