By Ameenu Shardow
Ghana’s Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur will be in the stands to support the Black Stars in the 2013 Nations Cup qualifier against Malawi.
The ex Governor of the Bank of Ghana will be sitting in for His Excellency the President John Mahama who will be out of town for the crucial game at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.
Amissah-Arthur’s presence in the stands will serve as an extra motivation for the Black Stare who must win massively against the Flames in the first leg match of the ultimate qualifier.
“The President would have loved to be here for the game but he will be out of town,” Deputy Sports Minister Edward Omane-Boamah told the team after the final training session on Friday.
“His Excellency the Vice President will however be in attendance to support you to victory.”
Ghana needs a massive win to ensure the return leg to be played next month in Blantyre is rendered a mere formality.
The Black Stars will be spotting black armbands for Saturday’s game in honour of the memory of Ghana’s late President John Atta-Mills.
It is following Mills’ death that Amissah-Arthur rose to the position of Vice President after then-veep John Mahama was elevated to lead the nation as President.