Ghana’s ambassador to Qatar His Excellency Dr. Emmanuel Enos has urged the Black Stars to go for Gold at the next AFCON in Cameroon as he paid visit to the team at their base in Doha.
The meeting which took place on Friday, December 31, 2020 was to officially welcome the team to Qatar and to wish them well ahead of next month’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon and also pronounced his confidence in the team as he encouraged them to make the country proud when the tournament starts in 10 days time.
The Black Stars have been training at the Aspire Academy facility since Saturday in preparation for the tournament which kicks off on Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Yaoundé with Ghana taking on North African side Morocco in their first game the next day.
‘’On behalf of His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, President of the Republic, the Ghana Embassy staff in Doha and the entire Ghanaian community in Qatar, I would like to warmly welcome all of you to Doha’’ His Excellency Enos said.
‘’My coming here is to personally congratulate all of you for the exploits you continue to showcase in the area of football.
‘’Your Commitment, discipline, team spirit and team work is unparalleled and needs to be commended.
‘’The second reason for my coming is to motivate, empower and encourage you to do more, we all know the task ahead – from here we will be going to Cameroon for the AFCON. Let’s all put it at the back of our mind that the trophy is already ours.
‘’You are blessed with an excellent management team, good coach, team spirit and good leadership – not to talk about your captain Andre Ayew. His dedication and devotion to the team is unparalleled. I believe the young ones will go far if they learn from him.
‘’It is not just a sheer coincidence that you are here in Qatar – and for us at the Embassy we see it as a good step to build a camaraderie between the GFA and the Embassy. I wish you well. I wish you good luck and I believe that we will bring home the trophy and also qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup’’ he added.
Ghana is yet to play a friendly game as part of their preparation for the 33rd Africa Cup of Nations tournament to be held in Cameroon due to the unavailability of players at camp because of club duties.