- Ghanaians have blasted the government after news broke that the Black Stars need $25 million to take part in the 2022 World Cup and AFCON
- Mustapha Ussif, the Minister of Youth and Sports shared the news at the Jubilee House
- Many people are questioning the priorities of the government because of the news
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Ghanaians have blasted the government of Ghana following news that the Black Stars need $25 dollars to take part in the 2022 World Cup and African Cup of Nations.
On Tuesday, April 27, 2021, YEN.com.gh reported that Ussif Mustapha, the Minister of Youth and Sports made the statement during a meeting at the Jubilee House on the best ways to raise funds for the Black Stars before the football competitions begin.
That statement has been met with severe backlash with many questioning the priorities of the government led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
The comments range from outright disbelief to naming calling.
Alhassan Musah Muller: "Rubbish. For what work? Why must we always waste our resources on these good-for-nothing black stars whiles others are living in poverty. I am highly disappointed in the president in this situation.
Baba Moussa Balade added: "When the total package of the Afcon is only $4.5million my ppl want to squash a whooping $25million for a doubtful trophy, we are indeed sick as a country..we need good roads, hospitals, and schools not trophies."Baba Moussa Balade.
Montefiore Kwabena also said: "Meanwhile some patients are treated in taxi cab and parked ambulance cos there are shortages of beds at Korle Bu teaching hospital. But we are appealing for funds for the black stars to whom the individuals can afford the cost of 200 hospital beds."
At the same ceremony, President Akufo-Addo charged the Black Stars to bring the 2022 African Cup of Nations trophy home to end the nearly 40-year drought.
He wants the team to make the semifinals of the 2022 FIFA World Cup: "The target is to bring the cup home by winning the AFCON in 2022. We have to go a step further than the second places recorded in 1992, 2010, and 2015 and bring the forty (40) years drought to an end,” he stated during a breakfast meeting with CEOs of corporate Ghana on Monday, April 26, 2021.
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