The meeting was necessitated by the Black Stars’ qualification for this year’s World Cup tournament. Ghana secured a spot on Tuesday evening after playing a 1-1 draw with Nigeria at Mooshood Abiola Stadium in Abuja.

In attendance at today’s meeting were; Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Minister for Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku, and representatives of the media.

Speaking to the Black Stars, President Akufo-Addo reiterated his objective to ensure head coach Atto Addo assumes a permanent role with the senior national team.

According to the President, he is impressed by what has been exhibited so far by the technical team. He assured of the government’s commitment to providing the Black Stars with the needed support to ensure their victory at the World Cup.


Addressing the gathering, the Minister for Sports, Mr. Mustapha Ussif, said the senior national team showed togetherness during the matches against the Super Eagles of Nigeria at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi and Abuja.


GFA President, Kurt Okraku, recounted the hostile treatment meted to the Black Stars in Abuja. However, he said the Black Stars exhibited a fighting spirit never seen before and came out victorious.