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Ghana President Mahama tasks Black Stars to qualify for 2014 World Cup

Ghana President Mahama tasks Black Stars to qualify for 2014 World Cup

Ghana President John Mahama delivering State of the Nation address

By Ameenu Shardow

President John Mahama has charged the Black Stars to qualify and improve upon Ghana’s record at the 2014 World Cup.

The nation is still grieving over the team’s disappointing finish at the just ended 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.

The Black Stars failed to end a 31-year trophy drought in South Africa after crashing out at the semi-final stage in a penalty shootout loss to Burkina Faso.

Coach Akwasi Appiah’s men failed to pick themselves up from the crashing defeat to succumb to a depresssing 3-1 loss to Mali in the third-place playoff to end the competition empty handed.

Ghana’s President Mahama in his first State of the Nation adress to Parliament has now tasked the team to first qualify and then exceed the feat attained by the Black Stars’ previous World Cup particiaption in Brazil 2014.

“I request the FA and management of the Stars to take steps to building a more formidable team that will not only qualify for the World Cup but will surpass the achievements of their predecessors in previous World Cup,” he said on Thursday.

Ghana will resume its campaign in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers next month against Sudan.

The team is expected to revive the waning confidence of Ghanaians with a resounding defeat against the Falcons of Jediane on March 24 in Kumasi.

READERS COMMENTS

  1. pito says:

    you task who? Can Mahama take his mouth from football? ahbaa! your presidency is in court and you are here running mouth. Tasking everywhere. Ebeyii! What happened when you tasked them to win Afcon 2013? Ebuee!

    • texas says:

      Actually Pito this is not bad coming the president of the nation. This means he loves the game and B.Ss as much as we do! this actually sends message to the players not to take our hearts for a ride! To me any player who is not ready to give %200 when playing for Ghana should not be called. Enough is enough!

    • GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL! says:

      GH AINT GOING NOWHERE WITH APPIAH AS COACH. GIVE THE JOB TO KONADU OR DESAILLY.

  2. Papa Nkrumah says:

    Please cool down my brother. You know he is the highest individual in the land so your comments are not in good taste. Perhaps in this climate of political tension, maybe GSN should remove the story so that people don’t turn our forum into a political one

  3. marshall says:

    papa nkrumah you are a very wise man, i rest my case and to texas i totally agree with you

  4. GHFUO, BE SERIOUS NOT PRIDEFUL! says:

    We were beaten by Zambia, Liberia, Burkina Faso and Mali. Is that not enough evidence that Akwasi Appiah is not capable in handling the team?
    Are we waiting for another humiliation before decision?

  5. Selfmade says:

    Yes we lost twice to both Zambia and Mali…what a shame.Viva revolutiocion!!!!!