The president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi has called on Ghanaians to rally behind the Black Stars as they seek to conquer Africa for the first time since 1982.
In an interview with the GNA Sports, the FIFA Executive Committee member said although some Ghanaians have been disappointed in the Black Stars over the last years, there was was the need to forgive them and give them a relentless support to make the nation’s dream come true.
“I did not get that impression that Ghanaians are still disappointed when I attended the team’s training sessions at the St. Thomas Aquinas Park. Well they were disappointed in 2014, 2015 or 2016 but I believe that Ghanaians have forgiven the team now.
“The interest is now coming back. I can see a renewed interest from Ghanaians and that was demonstrated by level of attendance at the training grounds and it shows that if the team does well, we will win back everybody, I can say convincingly that majority of Ghanaians will be back to support the Black Stars.
“I will want to appeal to my fellow Ghanaians to should forgive the team for the mistakes of Brazil 2014 and rally behind the team as we head to Gabon for AFCON 2017. It is the expectation of every Ghanaian that we will win this trophy but that will not happen with a divided front.
“We all saw what happened in Afcon 2015, we were very close but unlucky to win, now we have to work on the psychological buildup of the team, good preparation and motivation for the squad. We need to build a strong team to win the cup that’s the wish of every Ghanaian.
“We need your support, we need the prayers of everyone regardless of where you come from, where you live or what you do. We need a united Ghana behind the team to win the Africa Cup of Nations,” he said.