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Deputy Sports Minister arrives in Costa Rica to give Black Maidens morale booster ahead of World Cup opener

Deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yamin

Deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yamin

The Deputy Sports Minister Joseph Yamin will arrive in Costa Rica on Friday to offer support to the Black Maidens as they open their World Cup campaign against Korea Republic.

The Ghanaian side will face the Asians in the opening Group B game in Liberia on Saturday (kickoff at 23:00 GMT).

The Black Maidens are looking to improve upon their bronze-medal finish at the last World Cup in Azerbaijan two years ago.

Coach Evans Adotey’s side who had two weeks of preparations in the USA will be getting the needed morale booster with the deputy sports minister set to arrive on Friday – a day before they take to the field in their opening game against Korea.

“We have received word on the arrival of the deputy sports minister Hon Joseph Yamin and therefore preparations have been made to receive him,” Black Maidens Management Committee Chairman Augustine Asante said.

“We have arranged to a car to pick him up to our team camp which is about four hours drive away from the capital.

“So all the arrangement has been made and we are glad to be receiving the deputy sports minister.”

Ghana will also face Germany and Canada in subsequent Group B games of the World Cup which commences on Saturday in Costa Rica.

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