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Sports Ministry raises $2 million from corporate Ghana ahead of AFCON and World Cup campaigns

Sports Ministry raises $2 million from corporate Ghana ahead of AFCON and World Cup campaigns

The Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) has disclosed that it’s outfit has raised $2 million from corporate Ghana to support the Black Stars at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations and the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournaments.

In April earlier this year, President Nana Akufo-Addo revealed that the Sports Ministry required $25 million to support the Black Stars’ in the AFCON and World Cup campaigns.

“It can be recalled that His Excellency President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo invited corporate Ghana to a breakfast meeting in order to raise about $25m US Dollars to support government’s funding of our various national teams, especially the Black Stars,” Ussif said in a statement to Parliament on Tuesday December 14, 2021.

“So far, corporate Ghana has supported us to raise about $2m US Dollars, and I want to, on behalf of the President, thank all those who have fulfilled their pledges.

“I also want to appeal to those who are yet to fulfill their pledges to do so because there are many upcoming international competitions for our national teams.”

Black Stars will open camp in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 ahead of the 33rd edition to the Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The team will play three International friendly matches in Qatar to give coach Milovan Rajevac the opportunity to assess his squad for the Tournament.

Black Stars will depart Doha for Yaoundé on Friday, January 7, 2022 to take on the rest of Africa at the 2022 Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

joseph.agbobli@mx24gh.com

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