2019 AFCON: President Akufo-Addo in Egypt for Black Stars' group opener

Author: Samuel Amoesi
President Akufo-Addo is throwing is backing the Black Stars to conquer Africa in Egypt

Ghana’s president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo will be in the stands at the Ismailia Stadium to cheer the Black Stars to victory when they take on the Squirrels of Benin in their opening group game of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt on Tuesday evening.

The Ghanaian leader on Tuesday morning held bilateral talks with the with his Egyptian counterpart, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, aimed at strengthening the ties of co-operation that existed between the two countries.

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and his Ghanaian counterpart

The President’s visit to Egypt is also in fulfilment of a promise he made when he hosted players and officials of the Black Stars at the Jubilee House, Ghana’s seat of government, ahead of the team’s departure to Dubai for a pre-tournament training camp.


President Akufo-Addo held talks with the Egyptian leader

“It’s my intention to come and watch your first match on the 25th of June. I will be in Egypt to see you play and if with God’s grace, which I believe he will give us, and we make the final I am going to come there as well and watch,” the President told the team at the farewell reception on May 31.