President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has jetted off to Qatar to support the Black Stars ahead of their first game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
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The Black Stars play Portugal in the Group H encounter at Stadium 974 in Ras Abu Aboud, Doha, on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
According to Myjoyonline.com., President Akufo-Addo is expected to motivate the team to put up their best in the game and two other games in the group against South Korea and Portugal.
Akufo-Addo flies commercial plane to support Black Stars in Qatar
Unlike many of his trips abroad, Akufo-Addo did not travel on the presidential jet or a chartered flight but flew on a commercial plane.
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In a video shared by Instagram blog @sweet_maame_adwoa, the president is seen going through the formalities with his entourage to board their flight. From the setting, it look like the president flew as a first-class passenger.
See the video below:
Ghanaians react to Akufo-Addo's travel to Qatar for Black Stars game
While the president's gesture to motivate the Balck Stars may be well-intended, the video of him flying out has caused some disaffection for him online. For some social media users, it was a waste of scarce national resources during our economic troubles. Others think he was only going to bring bad luck to the team.
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