Ghana’s Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif has described the Black Stars participation at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar as a huge achievement despite failing to live up to expectation.
The West African powerhouse were among the five African countries that book qualification to represent the continent at the biggest soccer mundial last December.
Unfortunately, the four-time African champions were unable to progress from the group at the tournament.
Ghana were housed in Group H against Portugal, Uruguay and South Korea but were unable to make it out from the group, wining one and losing two games in the process.
Despite the teams’ unimpressive performance, the Sports Minister believes Ghana’s qualification alone was enough.
“Out of 219 countries that competed for place at the World Cup, Ghana was privileged to be among the 32 countries, so it was a huge achievement, we wanted to go far but unfortunately for us, we couldn’t. Even our Participation was a huge success”
“So far, it’s a work in progress and we will work very well with the FA to ensure that we reposition ourselves to become the powerhouse when it comes to football in Africa”
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