Ghana’s Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire His Excellency Frederick Daniel Laryea has visited the team at their camp in Abidjan to extend his best wishes ahead of the Africa Cup of Nations that kicks off on Saturday, January 13, 2024.
His Excellency Daniel Laryea was accompanied by staff of the Embassy in Abidjan and other well-wishers of the Black Stars. President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku and head coach Chris Hughton received the delegation and applauded them for taking time off their busy schedule to visit the team.
”I came here just to express our support and cooperation to the team. We know that you are mentally and physically prepared to win the Cup because its been forty-years plus since we won it. It is a great honor and privilege for me to welcome you to Abidjan, the economic capital of Cote D’Ivoire. First of all, I wish to commend you for qualifying to participate in the 34th edition of the Africa Cup of Nations” said His Excellency Daniel Laryea.
”Ghana is a known as a football nation and I am sure that you are physically, morally and mentally prepared to play, not only to play but to win. Its been over years since we won and this is the time for us to win to show that Ghana is back. So I hope that you are going to perform well just like Julius Ceasar”.
”When he conquered his enemies, said that I came, I saw and I conquered. I want it to be said that you came, you played well and won, so we look forward to Ghana celebrating your victory. Be rest assured that you have the full support and cooperation of the Embassy staff and myself ” he added.
President of the Ghana Football Association Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku assured the Ambassador of the players readiness and commitment to defend the flag of Ghana at the tournament.
”On behalf of the team, we want to say thank you for coming to spend time with us. In front of you are your warriors. These is a group of players who have sacrificed a lot to have come to this level. Indeed the qualification games were very, very challenging. Travelling alone from their various destination, I have always said is a big sacrifice by the lads and having come this far is a commitment from their part and on the part of the technical team and the rest of the technical staff to truly represent our country and to fight for glory”.
”Indeed this glory has been evasive for over 40-years but we are very much committed towards the course. They will give off one million percent on the pitch and hopefully the Almighty God will bless their big effort in this enterprise and bring us the joy and love we have all been looking for”.
”So on behalf of the the team, the captain, the leadership, the head coach and everybody, we thank you for coming through and we will be looking forward to see you at all the games, beginning Sunday till we lift the trophy on the last day of the tournament” President Simeon-Okraku added.