President Simeon-Okraku urges Black Queens to stay focused

6 months ago

President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku has visited the Black Queens at their camping base in Accra, ahead of the return leg of the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Rwanda.

The Queens were simply unstoppable against their opponents in Kigali -  recording a resounding 7-0 victory on Friday.

President Simeon-Okraku was accompanied by Director of National team’s Department, Alex Asante Sakyi, Chairperson of the Black Queens management committee Habiba Attah Forson and staff of the Ghana Football Association.

The President applauded the effort of the team while assuring them of the unflinching support of the Football Association, the Government and the football fraternity.

“I will say ayekoo to you for the sacrifices and the good work you are doing towards Ghana’s qualification. If you are a member of this family, I am sure you are already proud of yourself. Ghana is appreciative and proud of what you’re doing and that should be your first line of satisfaction” President Simeon-Okraku said.

“This mission is to make the Nation great and strong. We want to restore the pride of the country. We want to return to the times when Ghana  qualified for the World Cup and the Black Queens showed up”.

“What I see here is a national team made up of a group of ladies who are committed towards our country, Ghana .

“Your FA and the government is committed towards what you’re doing and will continue to support what you’re doing”.

President Simeon-Okraku reminded the team of the pending mission, admonished them to stay focused in order to achieve the set mission.

“We have a clear mission to go back to the AFCON and to win an AFCON trophy. I have no doubt we have the right levels of talent to make it all the way but talent alone is not enough”.

“Let’s be focused and maintain the good team spirit that we have - because that is the only way we can make it” he added.

The Black Queens will face Rwanda in the second leg of the 2024 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at 4pm on Tuesday, September 26,2023 at the Accra Sports Stadium.