Sports Information of Saturday, 1 June 2019
President Nana Akufo-Addo has advised the Black Stars to uphold the principle of teamwork in their quest to acquire the nation’s fifth Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) title in Egypt.
Addressing gamers and officials of the Black Stars, as perfectly as members of the Administration Committee at a specific farewell reception at the Jubilee Dwelling on Thursday evening, President Akufo-Addo pressured that teamwork was the most important ingredient the workforce essential to thrive at the tournament.
“It’s been said and I will repeat it: Teamwork is at the coronary heart of each and every good results in soccer and as it is in every company, with out it you can’t realize success. Even the President simply cannot triumph with no teamwork.”
“If the men and women doing the job with you are not prepared to place in their effort and energy, you will not be ready to succeed. Teamwork is definitely essential and what does it indicate? It signifies you have to operate for each other.
“That’s the greatest meaning of teamwork and in sporting activities specially, you have to function for each and every other. Religious, ethnic and other divisions do not support teamwork and in the exact way they do not advance the progress and system of the total nation,” he additional.
The President stated, “helping just about every other to get the trophy is the teamwork we are seeking at.”
He assured the group that 30 million Ghanaians have been at the rear of them and have been praying feverishly that the 37 many years wait around for the AFCON trophy would come to an conclusion this calendar year.
“It’s unbelievable when we think it’s 37 years, especially wherever because 2008 up to 2017 we maintain the history of 6 consecutive semi-ultimate appearances and we just require one additional move to get around the barrier and I believe that you will be able to do it.
“Generally, our document has been fantastic as a football country just one of the incredibly very best on the continent, and the time has now appear to enhance the file and fulfill the demand of the cup.”
The President eulogised the heroes who made the country proud by winning the 4 AFCON titles Ghana boasts of and challenged the current players to gain the trophy and also enter the history books.
“You know the names it’s a lengthy checklist of names: Aggrey-Fynn, Addo Odametey, Edward Acquah, Mohammed Salisu, Ben Acheampong, Osei Kofi, Adolf Armah, Kuuku Dadzie, Mohammed Polo, Abdul Razak, Kwesi Appiah, Opoku Nti, Abedi Pele…these are some of the great names. I saw them all play in their key and I can testify.
“I want your names to join these names. We want your names to be composed amongst these names when the heritage of Ghana football is told a single day. Atsu, Kwadwo Asamoah, the captain and the relaxation of you. People names really should be explained in our heritage like the kinds who have gone before,” he urged.
President Akufo-Addo stated he had no doubt that the Black Stars ranked amongst the very best players on the continent of Africa and the planet.
“I am decided to give all the guidance I can give to maintain you and give you the ideal option to carry the cup dwelling,” he assured.
The party was to permit the President to bid the group farewell prior to their departure to Dubai on Sunday for a a few-7 days teaching tour en route to AFCON?2019 in Egypt.