Ministry sends goodwill message to Black Stars ahead of Benin clash

Author: Beatrice Laryea
Mr Isaac Asiamah interacting with the players and the technical team during one of their training sessions at the Accra Stadium

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Isaac Kwame Asiamah, on behalf of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana has sent a goodwill message to the national senior male football team, Black Stars as they play their opening match against Benin today in the African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.

A statement signed by the PRO of the ministry, Elvis Adjei-Baah read: “The sector Minister is confident the Black Stars, who have over the years been a force to reckon with, judging from their performances in previous editions of the tournament, is very capable of ending the 37- year long wait and annex the AFCON trophy for the 5th time.”

“Government can asure the nation that all logistics have been provided. The team must continue to live in unity and be committed to the task ahead as indicated by the President when he met the players prior to their departure for the tournament,” it added.

It continued: “As the President said, without teamwork, you cannot succeed so teamwork is absolutely critical. You have to work for each other. Helping each other to win the trophy, that’s the teamwork we are looking at.”

Below is the full statement.