Afriyie-Ankrah and members of the GFA technical and management team

Youth and Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah has declared on arrival from Cairo, where the Black Stars sealed their World Cup qualification, that Ghana will make an impact at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

At the Kotoka International Airport yesterday, the Minister, in the company of GFA president Kwasi Nyantakyi, Coach Kwasi Appiah, his assistant Maxwell Konadu and some GFA management members, commended the team for qualifying Ghana to the World Cup.

He singled out Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II for praise, saying the King?s unflinching support for the team over the years, had been phenomenal.

?We are going to Brazil to make an impact. What we have achieved has been as a result of collective effort. Even the President kept calling from time to time to check on the team.

?I want to thank all who contributed in one way or the other to make this happen. We are a team with a common objective and that has been our secret,? he added.

GFA president Kwasi Nyantakyi commended the team?s sponsors, fans and the media for their respective contributions to making Ghana?s third successive World Cup dream a reality.

He revealed that the unity soccer fans demonstrated throughout the qualifiers served as a motivation in driving Ghana to realize the dream and promised to roll out the Black Stars World Cup plans as soon as the draw is held on December 6.

Ghana coach Kwasi Appiah also expressed profound gratitude to all especially his technical team for their support.

 By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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