Former President John Dramani Mahama has called on Ghanaians to set aside the political differences and rally behind the Black Stars team in the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.
The former President, made the call when he wished the team well ahead of the tournament, in a Facebook post, Thursday, 17 November 2022.
According to the former President, the 26-man Black Stars team which would be making an appearance for the country at the tournament, represent “the hopes of an expectant nation for success on the global stage.”
He noted that: “They [Black Stars] have toiled through qualification and secured us the right to be counted among the best 32 footballing nations on earth.
“That is, in itself, significant and worth celebrating. Now the time has come to stake a claim to the world cup trophy itself and I believe our Black Stars have what it takes to go all the way”.
Making reference to the Black Stars appearance at the 2006 and 2010 World Cup tournamemts, the former President said: “From all indications, they stand poised to do so again at the 2022 edition in Qatar.
“The players and the technical team have done their part by answering the national call once again and have exhibited the willingness to fight for the nation.”
He indicated that: “It must be our patriotic duty as citizens to give them our full support, and as Ghanaians we must see this as a call to national duty.
“We might hold different views in our politics, religion, or ethnicity, but the Black Stars are the only senior national team we have, and we have always been united in rallying behind our team.”
He added: “I trust that we will rise to this challenge again as nation because together we are unbeatable.”