- Black Stars charged to defeat their counterpart, Mozambique in Thursday's AFCON qualifier
- Sports Minister, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye believes the senior national team has what it takes to defeat their opponent
- 14 players have reported in camp ahead of the two leg encounter
Minister of Youth and Sports, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has challenged the senior national team the Black Stars to beat their Mozambique counterpart in Thursday’s 2017 AFCON qualifier to be played in Accra.
He made the comments when he visited the team during training at the Accra Sports stadium Monday.
All I want to say is that your efforts in the past are appreciated by Ghanaians but there is a lot more ahead of us.”
“You have a reputation to guard as the foremost nation when it comes to football in Africa.
“What is important for me is to see you win against Mozambique on Thursday. It is the first Black Stars match I will be witnessing as the Sports Minister,” he noted.
Mr. Vanderpuye pleaded with the Black Stars to give a win as his welcome at the sports ministry.
“I need you to win the home and away legs against Mozambique. As a Ministry, we will do what we can to make sure you achieve that as a country;… I always look for victory when it comes to football.”
The Black Stars will play a home and away encounter with Mozambique on Thursday and Sunday respectively.
14 players, namely captain Asamoah Gyan, Abdul Majid Waris, John Boye, Jonathan Mensah, Samuel Tetteh, Mubarak Wakaso, Baba Rahman, Adam Kwarasey, Richard Ofori, Edwin Gyimah, Frank Acheampong, Christian Atsu and Rabiu Mohammed have so far reported at camp ahead of the qualifiers.
Ghana currently leads Group H with six points after thrashing Mauritius in the opening group match before securing a hard fought victory in Kigali against Rwanda.