The Chief Executive Officer for Bofoakwa Tano FC, Yaw Boateng Gyan has urged Ghanaians to put political differences aside and support the national team to make an impact in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
According to him, politics has largely hampered a number of activities in the country for far too long and this should not be encouraged anymore.
’’Democracy has failed us as Ghanaians …. We seem to attach politics to anything we do as a country’’
’’Sometimes we even look at the government in power to decide whether the team will be able to win a trophy or not’’ he told SilverFM.
Gyan further indicated that he does not entertain any form of politics in the field of football as CEO of Sunyani-based First Division side.
” The NPP is in governance now and the Black Stars of Ghana is representing our motherland and not a particular party”
”It will be an honour to every Ghanaian and not for a party if the Black Stars lift the trophy after about 37 years drought”
He urged the public to rally behind the flag and pray for the Black Stars to break Ghana’s trophy drought.
Ghana hasn’t won any major trophy in almost four decades, with the country’s last AFCON triumph coming in 1982.
The West African country were seeded in Group C alongside, Morocco, Gabon and Comoros in a draw held last Tuesday in Cameroon.
Boateng Gyan cautioned the Black Stars not to ride on past glories to underestimate any of their Group C opponents in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON).
The Black Stars of Ghana will play their first two matches in Yaoundé before travelling up North to Garoua for the final Group C encounter.
The Black Stars will take on the Atlas Lions of Morocco in the opening match on Monday, January 10 at the Ahmadou Ahijo stadium in Yaoundé. Ghana will then play Gabon on Friday, January 14 before battling Comoros on Tuesday, January 18, 2022.