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Sports News Tue, 28 May 2019

2019 AFCON: MND Jawula calls for support for Black Stars ahead of tournament

A former Ghana Football Association president, Lepowura Alhaji MND Jawula has implored Ghanaian football fans to come on board to help Ghana clinch the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.

African football powerhouse are seeking to end their 37-year wait for continental success, having won their last title in 1982.

Kwesi Appiah's side have come close to ending their drought at the last six tournaments, having reached the semi-finals, and even going as far as the final in 2010 and 2015.

Ghana are in Group F alongside Benin, Guinea Bissau and reigning champions, Cameroon.

The 32nd edition of Africa's football tournament will start from June 21 to July 19.

"Without any scintilla of doubt, we appear to have the materials to deliver in Cairo, after 37 years of waiting," he told the Times Sports at the weekend.

However, he said breaking that embarrassing trophy hoodoo, would take more than quality player performance on the pitch.

"It's a national crusade - and we as a nation must work religiously towards it - from the First Citizen to the ordinary Ghanaian.

"Indeed, we need all hands on deck and we must temporarily bury all our political colours with every citizen playing their bit to ensure the dream is accomplished," said Lepowura Jawula, who is presently a senior member of the CAF Inter-Club Committee.

He stressed the time come for every right-thinking Ghanaian to throw their unflinching support behind the Black Stars, cautioning that the team itself ought to be wholeheartedly united, bury all differences and focus on the ultimate goal for the good of the nation.

Source: footballghana.com
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