Ken Ofori Atta
Ken Ofori Atta

The 2020 budget statement delivered by the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Attah on Wednesday indicated that, government will facilitate the qualification and participation of all National football teams in various international competitions next year.

This, he said included the Black Stars preparation and qualification to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Cameroon, the 2022 Federation of International Football Association (FIFA) World Cup in Qatar, 2021 U-20 AFCON in Mauritania, and the Black Starlets to the 2021 U17 AFCON in Morocco.

Ghana’ s U-20 Women’s Football team, the Black Princesses and the Black Maidens would strive to book a ticket to their respective Women’s World Cup and the Finance Minister in the budget statement mentioned that, the government would play a huge role to ensure Ghana’s participation.

Meanwhile, in the 192-page 2020 budget statement, there was no mention of least financed sports as the various Olympic federations chase a ticket to represent the country at the biggest multi-sport competition.

Ghana would be partaking in the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, next year.

The budget statement which captured on areas including Agriculture, Health, Infrastructure, Investment, Science and Technology, represents Ghana’s Financial Policy for the year ending 31st December, 2020.


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