Stars backed to live World Cup dream

11 years ago

Support for the Black Stars continues to pour in as Ghana prepares for the joint 2010 African Nations Cup and World Cup qualifier which begins this weekend.

One of the major organisations which has contributed much more to the success story of the team over the last four years are backing Ghana to qualify for another World Cup finals.

Gold Fields Ghana Limited, headline sponsor of the Black Stars have reassured the team of their total support when they play Benin at the Baba Yara Stadium on Sunday.

The mining company with operations in the Western part of the country says they continue their support for the senior team to ensure their qualification to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

Ghana are expected to put on a ‘winning display says Gold Fields Ghana Limited as they prepare for the opening match against the Squirrels in Kumasi.

“It is the wish of many Ghanaian football fans and Gold Fields for us to be celebrating qualification in November when the qualifiers are over.

“We hope that this Sunday’s game against Benin will mark the beginning of another successful chapter in the Ghanaian football history,” Peter Turner, managing director of the mining company said.

The mining company has remained the Black Stars’ biggest financial contributor since 2005 when their sponsorship package helped Ghana qualify for the 2006 World Cup, the team’s debut at the tournament held every four years.

Ahead of Sunday’s game, Gold Fields Ghana expect the Black Stars to recreate the same atmosphere that the entire country enjoyed four years ago.

“The Black Stars defied the odds in qualifying ahead of some big soccer countries to qualify for Germany 2006 where the dazzled.

“With yet another journey (towards SA 2010) right at our door steps, Gold Fields Ghana Limited is urging every Ghanaian fan to lend their support and passion to the national cause of being among the best 32 football nations to participate in the World Cup,” Dr Tony Aubynn, Corporate Affairs Director of Gold Fields Ghana said.