Former President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has asked Ghanaians to have trust in the senior national team to succeed in the 2021 African Cup of Nations (AFCON).
He admitted that although they did not perform to the expectations of Ghanaians in their opening match against Morocco but they can still turn this around for better in their subsequent matches.
He recalled how the Black Stars did not have a good start in the 2015 AFCON but went ahead to change things for the better.
The former President in a statement shared on his Facebook timeline ahead of Ghana”s match against Gabon tonight, called on Government, the Ghana Football Association and Ghanaians to continue to offer their support for the team.
Please read the full statement below.
We have often gotten off to a shaky start, in many football competitions. But we pick up the pieces, and in some cases won the cup or ended up in the finals.
Today as we meet Gabon in our second game of this African Cup of Nations Tournament, let us remember that we’ve been here before. In 2015, by the grace of God, appropriate motivation from Government and Ghanaians, the Ghana Football Association, the technical team and the playing body we surmounted a similar hurdle during that #Afcon.
We played some spectacular Football and made it all the way to the finals.
I believe we can do it again! Let’s believe in our Black Stars. We might be underdogs, but we can win it. Go Black Stars!
By Vincent Kubi