Black Stars: We may be down, but we are certainly not out – Dr. Bawumia tells Ghanaians

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Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has said the Black Stars are still in the 2022 FIFA World Cup competition regardless of their defeat to Portugal.

The vice president said although the team did not start its campaign on a good note, they are certainly not out of the competition with two matches to go.

Ghana opened its campaign for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar with a 3-2 defeat at the hands of Portugal.

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With the results, Ghana is at the bottom of the group H on no point, behind Portugal 3 and South Koreah and Uruguay 1 respectively.

Some football pundits and supporters have described the Black Stars’ chances of qualifying from the group as low.

Nonetheless, Dr. Bawumia has otherwise thought and is of the conviction that the team is capable of booking a ticket to the knockout stage despite the loss.

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He added “We may be down, but we are certainly not out, and we should not despair. Let us remain united behind the Black Stars and support them strongly in the remaining group matches.”

Whiles describing the Black Stars’ loss as “unfortunate” he said the players were outstanding with their performance on the matchday.

“While we are all downhearted by the unfortunate loss by the Black Stars to Portugal, we must appreciate that they put up a spirited performance and acquitted themselves well,” the vice president appreciated in a Facebook post.


In a similar development, former president John Dramani Mahama said despite the loss, Ghana has announced her presence at the football festival following the impressive performance.

“That was not the result we were expecting from the game against Portugal. But we’ve confirmed that we are a very determined side for this World Cup.”

Mr. Mahama thereby called on the general public to continue to “pray and support the team as they prepare for their second and the final group matches.”

He added “This team, is a young team! A work in progress. We should be proud of them.”

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