Ghanaian winger Osman Bukari expressed his heartfelt gratitude to all the Ghanaian fans who filled the Baba Yara Stadium to show their unwavering support for the Black Stars during their crucial 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) match against the Central African Republic on Thursday.
The enthusiastic support from the fans in Kumasi undoubtedly played a significant role in Ghana’s victory over their opponents and their subsequent qualification for the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast.
Despite facing early pressure from the visitors and conceding the first goal in the crucial encounter, the Black Stars bounced back to secure a 2-1 win.
Osman Bukari, who played for 63 minutes before being substituted for Nuamah, the eventual goal scorer, took to Twitter to express his gratitude to the fanbase: “We did it, guys. Thank you, Kumasi, thank you, Ghana, for the support!”
This victory allowed Ghana to maintain their positive record at the Baba Yara Stadium, where they last suffered a defeat 23 years ago when they lost to South Africa in the quarter-finals of the 2000 AFCON on February 6, 2000.
Ghana topped Group E of the qualifiers with 12 points from their six games and secured their place in the 2023 AFCON alongside Angola, who finished behind the Black Stars with nine points after a goalless draw against Madagascar in their final game, also played on Thursday.