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Waris excited by homecoming as Ghana readies for Guinea

9 years ago

Ghana continue their Africa Cup of Nations qualifying bid by making an historic appearance in Tamale where the game with Guinea will be played on Wednesday.

The game at the Tamale Stadium will be the first by the Black Stars in the northern capital.

With five players in the team hailing from the area, it represents a great moment for them.

Black Stars striker Majeed Waris, an indigene, wants to savour every moment of the experience and tells the people to live the moment and recall the memories in future.

"I felt really great [hearing the news about the choice of Tamale] because playing a game there is very important for the Tamale people because it gives everyone the opportunity to see the stars there," Waris said.

"There are thousands of young people who are always dreaming of seeing of them and I think its a great opportunity for them see them and support them."

The Black Stars arrived to a great reception on Monday as thousands gathered and waited patiently for their flight from Accra to touch down.

Motorbike riders numbering more than 200 led the convoy with the names of players being chanted by the fans.

"I think this is a chance for the Tamale people to come out and support them.

"I would feel really happy playing in my hometown, where I was born and raised and seeing my own people supporting me.

"I know the love the people have for the national team and I know they would turn up to support us," the Trabzonspor striker said.

Ghana lead the log in Group E as the campaign reaches the midway stage with three more games to go beginning with the game against Guinea at 16:00GMT.