5TH MARCH, 2015
TO: ALL SPORTS EDITORS
YOUTH & SPORTS MINISTER SENDS GOODWILL MESSAGE TO BLACK SATELLITES
The Minister for Youth and Sports, Hon. Mahama Ayariga on behalf of Government and the people of Ghana has sent a goodwill message to the under 20 National Football Team, the Black Satellites, ahead of their campaign in the 2015 African U-20 Championship in Senegal which begins on Saturday, March 8th 2015.
In his message to the team,the Hon. Minister says he believes the team is up to the task and can emerge victors since they have won all pre-tournament friendly matches.
“The team should emulate the exploits of their predecessors who won both the African and World trophies in 2009. They should not rest on their oars but work hard to raise the flag of Ghana high by qualifying to the World Cup and ultimately bringing the trophy home. ” Hon. Ayariga said.
The Minister also took the opportunity to urge the technical and management team of the Black Satellites to ensure that the playing body is well conditioned and prepared physically, mentally and psychologically ahead of the competition.
Finally, Hon. Mahama Ayariga requests Ghanaians to remember the team in their prayers as they aim for Gold.