The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga on behalf of

Government and the people of Ghana sends a goodwill message to the Senior

National Football Team, The Black Stars, ahead of their campaign in the 2015

African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Equatorial Guinea which runs from January

17 to February 8, 2015.

In his message to the team, the Hon. Minister calls on all to put behind the past

psyche themselves up for the task ahead and use this tournament to end the

trophy drought that Ghana has experienced for the past three decades.

“Ghana needs to re-establish itself as Africa’s football giant and the whole world

is looking up to us. Let us renew our determination to succeed this time round,

since this tournament presents a perfect opportunity for us to do so.” Hon.

Ayariga said.

The Minister also took the opportunity to urge the technical and management

team of the Black Stars to ensure that the playing body is well conditioned and

prepared physically, mentally and psychologically ahead of the competition.

Finally, Hon. Mahama Ayariga requests Ghanaians to remember the Black Stars

in their prayers as they seek a fifth AFCON trophy.