The President of the Republic, H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has backed Ghana to be the first African country to win the FIFA World Cup.
This is contained in a speech ready on behalf of the President by Chief of Staff, Frema Osei Opare at a dinner held on Saturday night in Accra as part of a two-day tour by the World Cup trophy in the country.
“We [Ghana] who were the first to gain our freedom and independence from colonial rule will be the first to bring the FIFA World Cup to Africa,” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo had in his speech.
Meanwhile, the President is also backing Ghana’s Black Stars to do the nation proud at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Ghana has qualified for this year’s world cup which will be hosted in Qatar from November to December.
“I am of the firm conviction that Ghana will not only participate in the competition but will make the whole nation and by extension the African continent proud, with a great performance,” the President said.
At the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Ghana will play Portugal, Uruguay, and South Korea in Group H.
Source: Modern Ghana