Sports activities Information of Sunday, 16 June 2019
Astute football administrator, Alhaji MND Jawula has mentioned that the involvement of Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo in the Black Stars quest to acquire the AFCON title will urge the group on to the supreme.
President Akufo Addo intervened when Asamoah Gyan determined to retire from the national group in advance of the Africa Cup of Nations.
Again, prior of the team’s departure to Dubai for their 3 months tenting ahead of the tournament in Egypt, the president hosted the gamers and the complex team of the Black Stars to bid them farewell ahead of the match.
Jawula, a previous Ghana FA manager in an interview with Accra dependent Atinka FM recounted the days of ex-President Kwame Nkrumah and other African presidents who have been pivotal in their respective national teams top to their sides successful the AFCON trophy.
In accordance to him, the direct involvement of Nana Akufo-Addo in this year’s Africa campaign will urge the players on to earn the top.
“The direct involvement of the President (Nana Addo) will establish extremely crucial to the team’s quest to gain the trophy”, he instructed Atinka FM.
“It will mail a incredibly crystal clear message to the gamers that search, the most crucial man or woman in the land is checking you so go to the pitch and sacrifice. That by itself is excellent inspiration.
“It took place beneath Kwame Nkrumah, Kenneth Kaunda and other African presidents who confirmed these types of desire were in a position to acquire it. I feel it will transpire for the Stars this time”, he extra.
There have been reports in the community media that this year’s AFCON campaign has been declared as a presidential challenge with a budget of $8 million allocated.
The Black Stars will be hoping to conclusion their 37-yrs AFCON drought at this year’s tournament.
Ghana has been paired along with defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau
The Black Stars will get started their campaign against Benin on June 25 at the Ismaili Sports Stadium.