The Ghana Football Association President, Kurt Okraku, was at the Airforce Base Saturday night to welcome home the Black Galaxies following their qualification to the 2023 African Nations Championship.
The team earlier on Saturday, September 3 beat Nigeria 5-4 on penalties after their qualification match had ended 2-2 on aggregate.
Welcoming the team home, Kurt Okraku expressed gratitude to Annor Walker’s side for making the nation proud.
“I am here to thank and congratulate you,” he said.
“Before you travelled, we had a lengthy conversation and indeed you’ve gone to Abuja to make the nation proud.
“My mission here tonight is to express the gratitude of the GFA and the nation to each one of you for the honour done our dear country. You went in there to seek qualification and no matter the challenges, you were able to qualify.”
Ghana are returning to the tournament, meant for locally based players, after eight years.
The qualification over their West African arch-rivals come on the back of the qualification of the Black Stars to the 2022 World Cup at the expense of the Super Eagles, also in Abuja.
“This achievement is valuable because previously we’ve made two or three attempts but we couldn’t make it and you guys have done it.”
The tournament will be held in Algeria from 8 January to 31 January, 2023.