Former President of the Republic, John Dramani Mahama has invited Ghanaians to watch the 2022 FIFA World Cup with him as part of his support for the Black Stars in their upcoming game against Portugal this Thursday, November 24, 2022.
Mr. Mahama’s invitation to his office in Cantonment near the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI), is to cheer the Black Stars to ensure the team’s victory at Stadium 974 on Thursday.
The Former President admonished Ghanaians not to politicize the Black Stars.
According to him “the Black Stars in the past was what united us and any time the stars were playing, there was no political affiliation or ethnic orientation as we all supported them,”
“Recently, it doesn’t seem to be the same and I urge that we put all political considerations aside and know that, that is our best national team and for the boys to have the kind of encouragement to give their best on the world stage.”
“They need the support of the whole nation, simply put, we must depoliticize the Black stars. If the stars win, it’s not credit to one political party or the other, but to all Ghanaians.” The Former President added.
He further explained that the team is representing the country and not the government in power, therefore, if the Black Stars emerged victorious, they were bringing the cup to the country and not the administration in power.
“Let’s all support them because any time they are going to play, I play my part by tweeting and sending them words of encouragement and I am their number one fan.”
“Sometimes I get heartache but now that I am a senior citizen, I have to take it slow. Our team had a good second half against Brazil and normally with our team, it is with settling in and settling down. When we go to a tournament, it takes time for us to settle and play our real soccer.” Mr. Mahama added.