General News of Friday, 6 February 2015
President John Mahama has appealed to Ghanaians to pray for the Black Stars in order to enable them emerge winners of the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea.
“All of us had our hearts gladdened by a sterling performance of the Ghana Black Stars in Equatorial Guinea in their match against the host nation.
“We continue to pray and hope that the Black Stars will do us proud and for the fifth time in history bring the African Cup home,” the President said at a graduation ceremony of senior officer police cadets in Accra Friday.
He said it was time the nation won its 5th AFCON trophy.
The Black Stars face the Elephants of Ivory Coast, Sunday, in a replay of the Senegal 1992 final in which the Elephants won through penalty kicks.
It was the last time the Elephants won a continental trophy despite a golden generation of brilliant players.
The Ivoirians are keen to end their trophy famine and have an equally unwavering Ghana team to crack on Sunday.