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
"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
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.