Former President John Mahama has rallied support for the Ghana national football team, the Black Stars as they prepare to face Gabon in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon 2021).
Ghana vs Gabon will take place tonight, Friday, January 14, 2022 in Cameroon.
The Black Stars lost 1-0 to Morocco in their opening match of the tournament on Monday, January 10, 2022.
But Former President Mahama strongly believed the Black Stars could still advance to the quarterfinals of the Afcon.
In his Facebook post sighted by African Entertainment, the ex-Ghanaian President said “We have often gotten off to a shaky start, in many football competitions. But we pick up the pieces, and in some cases won the cup or ended up in the finals.”
Mr Mahama added that “Today as we meet Gabon in our second game of this African Cup of Nations Tournament, let us remember that we’ve been here before. In 2015, by the grace of God, appropriate motivation from Government and Ghanaians, the Ghana Football Association, the technical team and the playing body we surmounted a similar hurdle during that #Afcon.”
He said “We played some spectacular Football and made it all the way to the finals.”
“I believe we can do it again! Let’s believe in our Black Stars. We might be underdogs, but we can win it. Go Black Stars!”