Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif has asked former National team footballers to come together to ensure the Black Stars qualify to the 2022 FIFA World cup in Qatar in a meeting organised by his ministry and the Ghana Football Association.
The Minister for Youth & Sports Hon. Mustapha Ussif thanked the ex-national stars for accepting to attend the event and expressed gratitude to them for lifting the flag of Ghana high during their playing days.
Hon Mustapha Ussif stressed that the purpose of the meeting was to tap into the rich experience of the ex-footballers and solicit for advice on developing Ghana Football and the Sports industry.
“As part of my stakeholder engagements since taking over as Minister for Youth & Sports, I have called for this meeting to familiarize with you, our legends and to thank you for your patriotic service to our nation. This is also to seek your guidance and support for the new generation as they strive to emulate your golden path”.
“Ghana will forever be proud of you and if you are here today, it is to express the gratitude of the nation and that of H.E. the President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo
“ As role models for the current generation, I call on you to come on board and support us with your blessings and prayers”, Hon Ussif reiterated.
The ex-players came up with various suggestions and offered words of encouragement to the GFA and the Ministry of Youth & Sports.
Amongst the ex-players who attended the event were Reverend Osei Kofi, Abedi Pele, Wilberforce Mfum,Stephen Appiah, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Augustine Arhinful, Tony Baffoe, Ibrahim Sunday, Ablade Kumah, Dan Owusu, Affoh Duodu, Sam Johnson etc.
Similar engagements will be held for former footballers in other parts of the country.