President Nana Akufo-Addo is in Egypt to watch the Black Stars opening Group F game against Benin tonight in the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations.
Ghana will be aiming for a winning start when they lock horns with The Squirrels at the Ismailia Sports Stadium at 8pm.
Akufo-Addo’s arrival is in fulfillment of a promise he made to the team during a farewell reception at the Jubilee House ahead of their departure to Dubai for training camp.
“It’s my intention to come and watch your first match on the 25th of June. I will be in Egypt to see you play and if with God’s grace, which I believe he will give us, and we make the final I am going to come there as well and watch”
“I will bring you the support of the entire nation. So we wish you the very best of luck and, hopefully, the next time we meet each other it will be good times again for Ghanaian football. I know you are ready and crying for it so go out there and let our people also be happy. They have been moaning for too long and the time is now to lift their spirits,” he noted.
The four-time winners are on a quest to end a 37-year AFCON title drought, having won their last title in 1982.