Ex-President John Dramani Mahama believes it is now the turn of the Black Stars to become world champions by lifting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Mr. Mahama said, the team, having toiled through qualification and secured the berth among the participation teams, has what it takes to compete any country.
He argues that Ghana can achieve the feat with the rich exploits gained by the West African powerhouse of the global football Mundial.
The Black Stars completely outplayed Switzerland on Thursday, 17, 2022, in their last pre-world friendly in Abu Dhabi to record a convincing 2-0 victory.
Ghanaians who were pleased with the team’s performance greeted the outcome of the game with applause, anticipating the same at the tournament proper.
The former president adding his voice to the development team said he trusts the team to deliver a good performance and urged them to win the penultimate.
“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.”
Mr. Mahama thus indicated that “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.”
According to him, the country’s rich history at the world cup where it held the world spell-bound with its unique brand of football is enough to back its argument.
He furthered by emphasizing that Black Stars in 2006 and 2010 brought what he termed “immeasurable joy” to football-loving fans when they lifted the flag of Ghana and Africa high globally.
To continue with he is extremely hopeful that all indications show that “they stand poised to do so again at the 2022 edition in Qatar.”
John Dramani Mahama on that note asked Ghanaians to exhibit their patriotism as citizens amidst a call to national duty and support the Black Star’s support excel in the tournament.
He explains that though we might hold different views in our politics, religion, or ethnicity, the Black Stars is the only senior national team we have.
He was also of the strong conviction since Ghanaians have “always been united in rallying behind” the team, he trusts that the entire country “will rise to this challenge again as a nation because together we are unbeatable.”