US ambassador wishes Black Stars good luck in their match against Morocco

Black Stars pose for a group photo before a match

Stephanie S. Sullivan, the United States Ambassador to Ghana, has wished the Black Stars luck ahead of their first match against Morocco in the ongoing 2021 African Cup of Nations in Cameroon.

The embassy in a tweet on Monday, January 10, 2022, said “It’s game time! All the best to the Black Stars of Ghana in the #AFCON2021. Go #BlackStars Go!|”

The two African football titans, Morocco and Ghana will lock horns today at 4 pm at the Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo in Yaoundé. Morocco’s Atlas Lions are among the favorites to defeat their opponents, with high-profile players such as Achraf Hakimi and Sofiane Boufal. However, Ghana, led by Thomas Partey and André Ayew, can easily sabotage Morocco’s intentions and even go on a winning streak.

Morocco will be led by Bosnian coach Valid Halilhodzic in their 18th AFCON campaign, looking to win their second trophy after winning the first 46 years ago (1976).

This encounter will tell something about the two sides’ true objectives in this year’s TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations, which is being held in Cameroon between January and February 2022. The Atlas Lions are considered as favourites but must keep an eye on the Ghana Black Stars, who are capable of putting on a show of their own.

Ghana, a four-time champion, is regarded as one of the world’s footballing superpowers and a favourite to win. Despite winning four titles, Ghana has the most final losses in the competition (5).

In 1968, 1970, 1992, 2010, and 2015, the Black Stars were denied in the finals. The Ayew brothers were Ghana’s most recent great selection. Former stars like Michael Essien, Asamoah Gyan, and Anthony Yeboah did not win the AFCON trophy, but the biggest of them all, Abedi Pelé, did was in 1982.

Source: Richard Mensah Adonu | Join our Telegram Group


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