The members of Ghana’s legislature have thrown their weight behind the Black Stars as they prepare to face Nigeria in the first leg of their 2022 World Cup playoff tie.
Ahead of the match on Friday, a statement was made in support of the men’s national team by the Member of Parliament (MP) for New Edubiase, Abdul Salam Adams.
There were further contributions from the deputy Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin who urged his colleague MPs to forgo their political affiliations and band together behind the Black Stars as they attempt to book a spot at the World Cup in Qatar.
“We all love the Black Stars. We want to see them succeed but we often get disappointed. We the politicians, in our commentary, sometimes make it partisan. This is about football, it’s not an NDC, NPP matter. Let us wish them well,” he said.
The Talensi MP, Benson Tongo Baba, also believes the statistics favour the Black Stars in the fixture and called on his colleagues and Ghanaians in general to back the team.
“If we go on statistics, Ghana stands tall over Nigeria. I believe that riding on this, we should all come together to support the Black Stars. This House also has a responsibility apart from probing what went wrong,” he said.
“We should take initiative and send a special message to the Black Stars as representatives to the people so that they will be aware of the fact that all of us, as one body, fully support them to emerge victorious in the match in Kumasi and subsequently Abuja.”
Ghana take on Nigeria in the first leg in Kumasi on Friday before travelling to Abuja for the second leg on Tuesday for a spot at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.