“Black Stars will win Africa’s first World Cup” – Akufo-Addo

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Black Stars will win Africa’s first World Cup

President Akufo-Addo has fantasized about the Ghana Black Stars winning Africa’s first World Cup. Akufo-Addo said during a two-day event in Ghana to unveil the FIFA World Cup trophy to participating nations:

“I am of the firm conviction that Ghana will not only participate in the competition but will make the whole nation and by extension the African continent proud, with a great performance.”

He also urged Ghanaians to be optimistic about the fortunes, however slim, of the Black Stars at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

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“I, therefore, want to urge all Ghanaians, in conclusion, to throng the Accra Polo Court to view the trophy and to be part of history, before we finally bring the cup home on 18th December. We, who were the first to gain our freedom and independence from colonial rule, will be the first to bring the World Cup to Africa.”

In 2010, the Black Stars were on the verge of becoming the first African country to reach the Mundial semi-finals. After Luiz Suarez famously stopped a goal-scoring chance with his hands, Asamoah Gyan’s penalty kick was a missed opportunity.

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Reminiscing about that heartbreaking moment, Akufo Addo stated that the Black Stars must seek vengeance:

“We have also had to wait for twelve (12) years to get revenge against Uruguay, and we assure them that, this time, the hand of Suarez will not save them against the Black Stars of Ghana. They are going down!!”.

Ghana is in the same group as Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea and would commence its World Cup campaign against Portugal on November 24, 2022, at Stadium 974 in Doha.

 

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