Former Hearts of Oak board member, Isaac Tetteh (TT Brothers), is optimistic the current crop of players in the Black Stars camp have what it takes to excel in the forthcoming FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
He believes the squad represents a pool full of gifted materials, who are bent on excelling in the soccer festival.
The Uncle T United FC president also believes the team will surpass the 2010 World Cup achievement where they finished as quarter finalists.
To him, Ghana’s success in this edition will be predicated on their first game against Portugal.
As a result, he has charged the entire team to approach that game as though their lives depend on it.
He said in an interview, “People don’t think we will be able to go far but it is possible and with the kind of players we have if we are determined we can do better than 2010. Trust me, the Stars will shine.”
And having been a student of the game for decades, he explained that Black Stars’ first games usually have significant impact on how they perform in competitions.
He has, therefore, challenged the team to focus and ensure that they go the extra mile to get the maximum points in their first game.
TT Brothers said it was about time some legacy was left by the managers of Ghana football which would be beneficial to the entire country.
And using the team’s past experiences regarding their reward packages vis a vis the precarious economic conditions confronting the nation, it would be prudent for them to invest part of the money in the development of health infrastructure.
“The officials should also commit part of the money into the renovation of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital where most of the players sought medical attention anytime they got injured.
“We must look at our current economic situation and support the country so that historically it would be remembered that when Ghana participated in the 2022 World Cup, this is what we used part of the money for,” he said.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum