The senior national team has been challenged by former president John Dramani Mahama to prove their mettle during the 2019 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The 26 Black Stars players have what it takes, in John Mahama’s opinion, to go all out and compete for the championship during the competition.
The Black Stars worked hard to qualify and earned the right to be included in the top 32 footballing nations in the world, John Mahama wrote in a post on his Facebook timeline on November 17. That is noteworthy and cause for celebration in and of itself.
He claimed that the Black Stars have consistently performed admirably on the international stage and their “special brand of football” has always astounded the globe, which is why he believes the team has a high chance of winning the World Cup in Qatar.
He praised the Stars’ previous successes and urged Ghanaians to support the squad as they prepare to take on the rest of the globe in one week.
“Once again, our nation has summoned twenty-six (26) gallant men to lift the flag of Ghana high at the world cup in Qatar. These 26 men represent the hopes of an expectant nation for success on the global stage.
“They have toiled through qualification and secured us the right to be counted among the best 32 footballing nations on earth. That is, in itself, significant and worth celebrating. Now the time has come to stake a claim to the world cup trophy itself and I believe our Black Stars have what it takes to go all the way.
“We have a rich history at the world cup where we have held the world spell-bound with our unique brand of football,” parts of Mahama’s post read.
He added: “The Black Stars brought us immeasurable joy in 2006 and 2010 when they lifted the banner of Ghana and Africa so high that the world took notice. From all indications, they stand poised to do so again at the 2022 edition in Qatar.
“The players and the technical team have done their part by answering the national call once again and have exhibited the willingness to fight for the nation.
“It must be our patriotic duty as citizens to give them our full support, and as Ghanaians, we must see this as a call to national duty.
“We might hold different views in our politics, religion, or ethnicity, but the Black Stars are the only senior national team we have, and we have always been united in rallying behind our team.”
“I trust that we will rise to this challenge again as a nation because together we are unbeatable.
“Go Black Stars!
“Show the world that WE ARE GHANA!” the post concluded.