Sports News of Wednesday, 6 November 2019
A member of the GFA Govt Council, Randy Abbey says he is assured that for the initial time in lots of several years, the Black Meteors of Ghana will qualify for the Olympic Online games. He made this bold prediction when customers of the recently formed GFA Government Council bid farewell to the group at the Kotoka Airport earlier this 7 days.
The astute soccer administrator attributed Ghana’s failure to qualify for the final four editions of the Olympic Video games to problems these types of as club’s refusing to launch gamers but tasked the present-day to modify the story.
Talking to the media prior to the team’s departure, Randy Abbey claimed “we received the All African Online games in 2011 but the Olympics is the most significant and we haven’t been able to qualify for sometime now so we are hopeful that this time we will make it. Now the format for the qualification has also adjust simply because it did not use to be like this so let us hope that this new structure will bring us new fortune. One of the complications we have always faced in the earlier is the launch of gamers for the reason that the Meteors game titles are not held on FIFA free of charge dates so it is difficult to get in particular the international based mostly gamers. We have a further prospect and we have to make great use of it.”
The Black Meteors left the shores of Ghana on Tuesday for the 2019 Africa underneath-23 Cup of Nations with a guarantee to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.
It has been sixteen many years considering that the team competed in the world’s most important sporting pageant and winger Evans Mensah has certain Ghanaians of the team’s take care of to make it to Japan following yr.
Speaking to pressmen ahead of the team’s departure, the former Inter Allies ahead reported he is concentrating on the goal king crown at the match.
“Everybody is all set to enjoy most people is match and every person is ready to play. It is extremely essential for this group, Ghana and the team to qualify because we need to make our nation happy and also make ourselves happy. The most vital matter is we have to qualify. We just need to qualify and also acquire the cup”.
His teammate, Robin Polley also reported ‘it’s always very good to commence a tournament with three details so that is essential. It is likely to be very important and I have to be ready. I come to feel pressured but I believe that that for the very first time in sixteen years, anything very good come about.
Even though the gamers and technological workforce member ended up heading as a result of the travelling process at the Kotoka Intercontinental Airport, the President of the FA and three Government Council customers were being receiving an 8,000-greenback donation from the Ghana Olympic Committee.
The gesture, according to the President of GOC, Ben Nunoo Mensah is an act of goodwill and a clearly show of guidance to the workforce. “The GOC deems it in shape that we must assist every countrywide staff that is going for qualifies for the Olympic Online games. As we all know the Black Meteors will be emplaning at any time before long to go to Egypt and compete and qualify for the Olympic Game titles. So, on behalf of the GOC we are donating an quantity of 8000 bucks to the president of the FA”, he mentioned.
GFA President, Kurt Okraku discovered that the affiliation has in place financial package deal for the group and also charged them to play their hearts out for the region.
Okraku mentioned that a return to the Olympic Video games after almost two many years, will mark a excellent commence to his reign as GFA Boss.
“I’m very blessed to have received that cellphone phone from your great self, promising to bless me but our countrywide underneath-23. I’m expressing I’m blessed due to the fact by the time the mobile phone call I was on the other mobile phone conversing to someone about the incentive bundle or how to motivate the team”.
“Indeed, enthusiasm does not only depend on hard cash incentives. I believe that our Olympic group has geared up very well. They are incredibly targeted. I imagine in the management of the specialized team. I consider that they have focused their minds and strength on making the Ghanaian hues proud”, he said.
The Black Meteors have been drawn in team A together with hosts Egypt, Cameroon and Mali. The major three groups from the competitors will qualify for the Olympics in Tokyo upcoming year.