#AFCON2017: Mahama courts support for Black Stars

Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to throw their weight behind the Black Stars to help them win the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon.

According to him the Black Stars have hungered for long for the trophy thus the need for the entire nation to back them in their quest to bring home the trophy.

He made the call on his official twitter handle on Tuesday few hours to the first game against the Cranes of Uganda.

#BringBackthecup. The AFCON cup has eluded us for far too long. Let’s support our Black Stars.


It was during John Mahama’s time as President that apathy against the Black Stars begun following a decision to fly money to the team in Brazil during the 2014 World Cup.

President Nana Akufo-Addo over the weekend also urged the Stars to bring the trophy home.

He also tweeted:

Best wishes to the players, technical & management team of the Black Stars. Time to end our 34 year wait for the AFCON trophy. Go for gold!

The Africa Cup of Nations started last Saturday and the first round of games will come to an end today, Tuesday with both Ghana and record holders Egypt all in action.

By: Rahman Osman/citifmonline.com/Ghana