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President Mahama rallies country behind Black Stars

11 October 2013, 17:49

Accra - Ghana's President John Mahama has rallied the country behind the Black Stars, the country's senior national football team, when he visited them during their training at the Accra Sports Stadium.

The stars were gearing up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup playoff match against North African giants, Egypt.

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) said on its website that President Mahama spent time chatting with coach Kwesi Appiah and the entire squad, after watching the final minutes of the team's training session.

"Let's focus on this match," he told them. "I took time off to see you. I am the chief supporter of your team, the leader of this country and to tell you that the whole country is solidly behind you.

"Whatever we will do to support you to win this match we will do our bit, but all of us can't go on the pitch, so those who are going to represent us can expect nothing but our support.

"I want to thank you very much, I wish you good luck. We count on you. We will pray for you, we know God is on our side. We will pray to the almighty God to give you victory,’’ President Mahama said.

The Black Stars are to fly from the capital city of Accra to Kumasi, where the match would be played on Sunday.

The return leg match will be played in Egypt on Nov. 19, with the aggregate winner of the two-leg playoff qualifying for next year's finals in Brazil.



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