Soccer News of Sunday, 18 January 2015
Source: Sammy Heywood Okine
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga on behalf of Government and the people of Ghana has sent a goodwill message to the Senior National Football Team, The Black Stars, ahead of their campaign in the 2015 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea which runs from January 17 to February 8, 2015.
In his message to the team, the Hon. Minister calls on all to put behind the past psyche themselves up for the task ahead and use this tournament to end the trophy drought that Ghana has experienced for the past three decades.
“Ghana needs to re-establish itself as Africa’s football giant and the whole world is looking up to us. Let us renew our determination to succeed this time round, since this tournament presents a perfect opportunity for us to do so.” Hon. Ayariga said.
The Minister also took the opportunity to urge the technical and management team of the Black Stars to ensure that the playing body is well conditioned and prepared physically, mentally and psychologically ahead of the competition.
Finally, Hon. Mahama Ayariga requested Ghanaians to remember the Black Stars in their prayers as they seek a fifth AFCON trophy.