Government says it intends to airlift supporters from Ghana to Egypt to rally behind the Black Stars in the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
According to the Ministry of Youth and Sports, government is in talks with some organisations to raise the needed resources to fly out Ghanaian supporters to cheer on the Black Stars to win the tournament.
“As we are trying to win the tournament this year, we had to factor the Supporters Union. God-willing government has the intention to get supporters to rally behind the Stars,” Public Relations officer of the Ministry Elvis Adjei-Baah told Onua FM Friday.
He added: “So whatever help government needs to offer, government through the Ministry is doing it. You know supporters are one element we can’t go without in football”.
Mr Adjei-Baah said the last time the Deputy Minister met with the National Supporters Union, he made it known to them that government intends to at least support them with the help of sponsors.
“It looks as if we will be able to get 100 supporters to Egypt to support the Black Stars so as it stands, the Ministry intends supporting 100 National supporters Union led by the President”
He said it was important to ensure that the Stars, who are seeking to end the 37-year wait for an AFCON title, get all the maximum support on the field.
Kwesi Appiah’s men have been grouped alongside defending champions Cameroon, Benin and Guinea-Bissau in an all-West African Group F.
The Black Stars are currently in Dubai preparing for the tournament which kickstarts on June 21.
The Stars will lock play their first game on June 25 against Benin at the Ismailia Stadium.
By Joshua Cudjo Nyatsidzi|3news.com|Ghana