GFA leader Kurt Okraku expresses gratitude to Black Stars players after back-to-back victories in World Cup qualifiers

Published on: 11 June 2024

President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Okraku has expressed gratitude to Black Stars players following their back-to-back victories during the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

The fourt-time African champions recorded two straight wins in the World Cup qualifiers, boosting the teams’ chances of securing qualification to the biggest soccer mundial to be held in Mexico, USA and Canada.

Last Thursday, Jordan Ayew climbed off the bench to score the match-winner as Ghana defeated Mali 2-1 in Bamako.

On Monday, Ayew capped off his 100th Black Stars appearance with a hat-trick as the Black Stars cruised to a 4-3 win over Central Africa Republic at the Baba Yara Stadium.

President Okraku, who was with the team before the match, applauded the players at the end of the game on Monday night.

"On behalf of this country, I guess the sound from outside this premises tells all of us the enormity and the importance of this victory to Ghanaians. You guys have fought a good fight and gave it your all and you touched the hearts, and homes and souls of 30M+ Ghanaians today" President Simeon-Okraku told the players after the game.

"We don't have too much to say today but to say how grateful we are for the fight"

"I really thank you from the bottom of my heart for this victory. It is a very good one; let's take the positives, all the positives that will come out of this game. I only came to say thank you, we appreciate you a lot" he added.

Ghana are now top of the Group I table with 9 points after three victories and one loss in the ongoing FIFA World Cup qualifiers.