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We've planned to win World Cup - Minister
According to the Minister, Ghana would live up to its reputation as a football powerhouse in Africa by winning the FIFA World Cup.
Mr Ussif made this known last Saturday at a press briefing held in Accra as part of the Coca-Cola FIFA World Cup trophy tour.
"As a football powerhouse of Africa, Ghana is hopeful and believing that Insha Allah, come November-December, we will be bringing the trophy back here to Ghana as the champions of the football family," he said.
"We are very hopeful and we have a plan with the key stakeholders of the sports industry to put our plans together, so we have the belief that Insha Alla in December, the Stars will shine in Qatar."
For the Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kurt Okraku, his target for the team is to qualify from Group H, where they are scheduled to play Portugal on November 24, South Korea (November 28) and Uruguay (December 2).
He added that the Black Stars and the GFA Executive Council were determined to rewrite history, but required the support of the Ghanaian public to do so.
"We would be very, very competitive; our singular determination is to go out of the group, and once we come out of the group, the rest is open for everybody," Mr Okraku said.
"We are Ghana and we would show to the world that we are Ghana. Let us all rally behind the team," he added.
For his part, FIFA legend and ambassador of the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, David Trezeguet, said he was delighted to be in the country and looked forward to seeing Ghanaians experience the trophy.
Describing the feeling of winning the FIFA World Cup in 1998, Trezeguet said it was a "dream come true" to win the World Cup in front of the French public.
The Vice President, Franchise Operation West Island & Mid Africa of Coca-Cola, Rodrigue Bila, said his outfit was thrilled to have partnered FIFA to send the World Cup trophy around the world.
He also disclosed that Ghana was the first country to receive the trophy in Africa on the 2022 edition of the trophy tour.
Mr Bila was hopeful that Ghanaian fans would seize the opportunity to make lasting memories with the iconic solid gold trophy.