Minister for Youth and Sports, Nii Lantey Vanderpuye has sent a goodwill message to the national football team, the Black Stars ahead of their first leg 2017 AFCON qualifier against Mauritius on Sunday.
The Black Stars will engage their Mauritius counterparts in Port Louis in a quest to gain qualification to the Gabon AFCON slated for January 2017.
A statement from the Ministry yesterday urged the team to be prepared psychologically and renew their spirit of conviction.
“Don’t rest on your oars. Continue to work hard towards victory and qualification. The game of football is now more of brain power and tactical discipline which I believe you have. There is nothing you cannot achieve with the right focus and the can-do spirit, “he said.
Nii Lantey Vanderpuye also advised the players to play by the rules of the game and to also take the instructions of their coaches.
He also urged the technical and management teams to ensure that the playing body is well-conditioned and prepared physically, mentally and psychologically ahead of the competition.
The Black Stars dismantled Mauritius 7-1 when they last met in June 2015 at the Accra Sports Stadium in the first leg of the qualifier and are hoping to manage a second win at their own backyard.
By Times Sports Reporter