Ghana Foootball Federation (GFA) President Simeon-Okraku says the Black Stars are committed to the course to end the long wait for the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) glory.
Ghana, four-time champions of Africa have yet to lift the title since Emmanuel Quarshie led the team to defeat Libya on penalties in the 1982 final.
The team has since featured in three Africa Cup of Nations finals and lost all – bringing to bear immense pressure on the current generation to end the 42-year drought.
Speaking during the visit of Ghana’s Ambassador to Cote D’Ivoire, President Simeon-Okraku emphasIsed the players and the entire staff are fully committed to fight for glory in Abidjan.
”On behalf of the team, we want to say thank you for coming to spend time with us. In front of you are your warriors. These is a group of players who have sacrificed a lot to have come to this level. Indeed the qualification games were very, very challenging,” said Okraku.
“Travelling alone from their various destination, I have always said is a big sacrifice by the lads and having come this far is a very big commitment on their part and on the part of the technical team and the rest of the technical staff to truly represent our country and to fight for glory.
“Indeed this glory has been evasive for over 40-years but we are very much committed towards the course. They will give off one million percent on the pitch and hopefully the Almighty God will bless their big effort in this enterprise and bring us the joy and love we have all been looking for.”