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Ghana needs $25 million for AFCON & World Cup

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo earlier this morning, hosted a special breakfast meeting with some CEOs of Corporate Ghana at the Jubilee House to solicit their support for funding of our national teams

He was joined by the Sports Minister Ibrahim Ussif.

The government has been the sole financier of all our national teams, including the Black Stars.

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The Minister said as the team gears up for another AFCON campaign in Cameroon next year, as well as the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, it is important for the Ministry of Youth and Sports to seek corporate support to complement the government’s efforts.

He explained that this will enable the government to save money and fairly spread its sports budget to support other sports, especially as the country prepares for the Tokyo Olympics later this year.

“It is the dream of the nation to win the Africa Cup of Nations again in Cameroon next year, and to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.”

“These campaigns require a substantial amount of investment to be able to execute this mandate and government alone cannot shoulder this responsibility at the expense of other sporting disciplines.

“Supporting the Black Stars will enable government to use the sports budget to support other disciplines especially as we gear towards the Tokyo Olympic Games.

“Historically, the Black Stars have performed well every time corporate Ghana has backed them and it is our hope that you will do same again,” the Sports Minister added.

President Akufo-Addo in the meeting stated that government will provide $10 million of the required amount with a 5-member committee, headed by the Sports Minister, expected to raise the remaining $15 million.

He admonished the Senior National tram to qualify for the world cup and won the AFCON.

The committee includes deputy minister of youth and sports designate, Evans Bobie Opoku, Ghana football Association head Kurt Okraku, head coach Charles Akonnor and former Ghana international Sammy Kuffuor.

He thanked the President for hosting the meeting at the seat of government. I also thank all the distinguished CEOs for their attendance.

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

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