Ghanaian leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has just arrived in Doha, Qatar successfully ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup opener against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal tonight.
The first gentleman of the land touched down in the middle east country ahead of the Black Stars opening game at the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar which started last Sunday.
Akufo-Addo left Ghana on Wednesday evening with his entourage with the aim of motivating the Black Stars who face a tough task against the European giant Portugal in Group H opening game on Thursday afternoon in Doha.
Despite Portugal having big names like Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo Silva of Manchester City fame among others in their setup the unknown and in inexperienced Ghana team hopes to cause an upset today.
The Ghanaian president will meet the players, technical team and officials this morning and tell them the importance of this game in the heat of global economic recession as Ghanaians back home are hoping to at least smile despite the economic hardship written all over their faces.
Meanwhile, about 500 supporters have landed in Qatar to team up with Ghanaians living in the country to support the Black Stars on Thursday.
Four days later, the Black Stars return to action with a clash against the Asian powerhouse South Korea at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan.The Black Stars who are making their fourth FIFA appearance will end their group stage campaign with a clash against Uruguay at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah.
By: D. N. A. MENSAH, Daily Mail GH /Follow the writer @SkipperWrites on Twitter