The Black Stars of Ghana are qualified for the 33rd edition of the African Cup of Nations, which will take place in Cameroon (January 9 to February 6, 2022). In preparation for this major continental event, Ghanaian Minister of Sports Mustapha Ussif said that the national selection needed $25 million. He called on companies to support the Black Stars.
Mustapha Ussif, Ghana’s Minister of Youth and Sports, revealed that the Black Stars will need $25 million for the African Cup of Nations competitions, but also the World Cup playoffs, which start on the continent, from next June. He unveiled the information at the “Jubilee House” (Presidency of Ghana), considering the best ways to raise funds for the national selection, before the start of football competitions.
The Minister of Youth and Sports said he would like to see the team qualify for the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup semi-finals. It was before several officials of major public companies including Ghana Gas (Gas Company), Ghana National Petroleum (Oil Company) and Goldfieds Ghana (Gold Mining Company), also of the event. These directors-general will have to sign an engagement form to support the Black Stars of Ghana in their future campaigns.
At the same ceremony, the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, asked the Black Stars to bring the 2022 African Cup of Nations trophy home, to end nearly 40 years of starvation. The goal is to bring the trophy home by winning the Africa Cup of Nations in 2022. We must go, one step closer to the second places recorded in 1992, 2010 and 2015 and put an end to the 40 years of famine,” he said during a breakfast with the CEOs of the company Ghana.
Ghana has won the African Cup of Nations four times, notably in 1963, 1965, 1978 and 1982, and holds the record for the number of finals played in 2014 (8). The Black Stars also participated in three World Cup finals in 2006, in 2010 when they reached the quarter-finals, and in 2014.
Source : Afrik.com / Par Mamadou Ba