By Ameenu Shardow
Coach Akwasi Appiah has thanked the Ghana government for ensuring massive support for the Black Stars at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.
Over 700 fans have arrived in South Africa on government’s sponsorship ahead of Ghana’s opening game at the tournament against DR Congo on Sunday.
Even more fans are expected to join the already massive contingent of supporters to power the Black Stars to claiming their fifth African title – the first in 31-years.
Black Stars coach Akwasi Appiah upon meeting Ghana’s Chief of Staff, Prosper Bani expressed thanks on behalf of the team to the state for providing absolute support for the team in Port Elizabeth while promising his side will not disappoint.
“I am really pleased that for the first time since I even started playing, this is my first time I have seen the Chief of Staff visiting the national team,” he said.
“I think it is a real booster to the confidence of the players. One thing I also appreciate is the fact that government has been able to bring a lot of supporters to be behind us.
“We will do all our best, we the technical team we’ll play our part and I believe the players are also… they even wished the game is today so we can just clear it and keep going.
“Once you are around us, we won’t let you down and we wished that you’ll send our appreciation to the President as well.”
Watch video of Akwasi Appiah below: