Ghana Blackstars need $25 million for AFCON 2022 and World Cup campaigns – Minister of Sports
Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif has revealed that the Blackstars of Ghana needs $25 million for AFCON 2022 and World Cup campaigns.
The newly appointed Minister revealed this budget in a meeting involving Corporate Ghana and the Chief Executive Officers from state institutions.
In the said meeting which took place at the Jubilee House, Hon. Mustapha Ussif discussed with them how the funds could be raised for the senior national of Ghana to support the AFCON and World Cup courses.
“It is the dream of the nation to win the Africa Cup of Nations again in Cameroon next year, and to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.” – The Minister said
“These campaigns require a substantial amount of investment to be able to execute this mandate and government alone cannot shoulder this responsibility at the expense of other sporting disciplines.
“Supporting the Black Stars will enable government to use the sports budget to support other disciplines especially as we gear towards the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“Historically, the Black Stars have performed well every time corporate Ghana has backed them and it is our hope that you will do same again” – he added