President Mahama praises Stars

Flashback – President John Mahama expressing his joy at Stars’ victory

Flashback – President John Mahama expressing his joy at Stars’ victory

PRESIDENT John Dramani Mahama has hailed the Black Stars for their remarkable performance against the Bafana Bafana on Tuesday.

Avram Grant’s side put on display sheer undying willpower to come from behind and beat South Africa 2-1 in the final group C clash.

Goals from defender John Boye, and Andre Ayew were enough to seal qualification for the four time African Champions.

The Black Stars thus makes their fifth AFCON quarter finals berth, having qualified out of the group stages in the last four editions of the competition.

The President took to Twitter to praise the team for the excellent performance against South Africa at the Estadio de Mongomo..

“Incredible performance from the Black Stars. Thanks for holding high the flag of Ghana and for making Ghanaians proud. Congratulations!,” the President posted on his official Twitter page.

The Black Stars now await the runner-up in Group D having topped Group C with 6 points with a better head-to-head advantage over Algeria, who also finished with 6 points.

Meanwhile, former Black Stars goalkeeper Richard Kingston has slammed the abilities of goalkeeper Razak Brimah, despite the Black Stars qualifying for the next round of the Africa Cup of Nations.

Speaking on Happy FM, the former Ghana goalkeeper called into question the glovesman’s positioning, and highlighted the mistakes the Mirandes man made as the Black Stars fell one goal behind in the first half at Mongomo.

The 27-year-old safest pair of hands was caught out in the last Group C encounter for Masango’s volley that almost cost his Black Stars qualification to the next round.

“He (Braimah) doesn’t know how to position himself well in post. I also have a problem with his timing and calculation in making saves,” the ex-Galatasary glovesman added.

Kingson added that he is ever ready to return to the Black Stars if he is handed a call-up by Coach Avram Grant.

“If I am called up, I will return. It will not be tough for me to perform in post for the team (Black Stars), because I have been actively training on my own,” He added.

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