Sports Minister appeals for support for Black Stars

The Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Yusif, has urged institutions and philanthropists to support the senior national team– the Black Stars– after securing a ticket to the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament.

The Black Stars of Ghana arrived from Abuja this morning after a 1-1 draw with the Super Eagles of Nigeria last night.

The Super Eagles held the Black Stars to a goalless draw game last Friday in Kumasi.

However, Ghana managed a 1-1 draw to eliminate Nigeria from the qualifiers at the sixty thousand capacity Moshud Abiola International Sports stadium in Abuja, with the superior away goal rule advantage.

During the arrival  of the Stars at the Kotoka International Airport, the Sports Minister, who was there to welcome them,  congratulated them, Ghanaians and the government for the support.

In his speech, Mr Yussif, urged  cooperate institutions in the country to invest in sports and also support the ministry.

He said 2022 would be an eventful year and that the senior national team needed their support.

He mentioned the female national football team, the Black Princesses, have also qualified for World Cup in Costa Rica which is in June.

In July there will be Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth games in the United Kingdom, which will be followed by AFCON qualifiers in Côte d’Ivoire in July and September before the main world cup in November.

To him, the various football teams will struggle if Ghanaians deny them the needed support.



Source : Nana Prempeh|

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