The Ministry of Youth and Sports has expressed its utmost gratitude to Ghanaians for their unflinching support to the Black Stars at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ghana exited the ongoing tournament on Friday, December 2, 2022, following its 2-0 defeat to Uruguay in the final Group H match.
A statement signed and issued by the Minister, Mustapha Ussif, indicated that despite the disappointment, the Sports Ministry says the sector is grateful for how the public rallied behind the team.
“We are also impressed by the united and patriotic manner Ghanaians came together to offer the Black Stars their unflinching support” and added that the Black Stars “brought the nation together beautifully as one people.”
He added “For the Black Stars in particular, the Ministry of Youth and Sports will continue its partnership with all stakeholders, including the GFA, for a thorough review of the Black Stars’ World Cup campaign in Qatar, and the way forward.
“Once again, we are grateful to all, for your diverse contributions towards the Black Stars’ 2022 World Cup campaign: from the qualifying series to our last match on Friday, December 2, 2022.”
The statement therefore underscored the efforts of corporate Ghana for assisting the team amidst the global economic challenges which had limitations to the governments’ finances.
“In the midst of global economic challenges, which had limitations to our finances, corporate Ghana responded remarkably to the Ministry of Youth and Sports’ fund-raising initiative to support the team, as well as President Akufo-Addo’s personal appeal for financial support. We are grateful to all corporate institutions for their kind and timely support, which contributed immensely not only towards the team’s qualification and preparations, but also made it possible to send a few Ghanaians to cheer on the team.
“We are grateful to all corporate institutions for their kind and timely support, which contributed immensely not only towards the team’s qualification and preparations, but also made it possible to send a few Ghanaians to cheer on the team,’ Portion of the statement noted.
Mr. Mustapha Ussif, thus, promised that government will continue in their efforts towards sustainable sports development, to ensure that all other respective national teams, including the Black Stars, reach the height the nation desires.