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Letter From The President: Qualified to fail?

Fri, 14 Oct 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,

I have chalked yet another first. Under my presidency the Black Stars have qualified to play in the World Cup for the first time in our nation?s history. Isn?t that exciting? Well, it is very exciting for me and I am very happy that I will be remembered as the excellent one who took the Black Stars to the World stage. Even Kwame Nkrumah couldn?t do it. Jerry Boom was a total mess. Where they failed, I have succeeded in grand style.

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,

I have chalked yet another first. Under my presidency the Black Stars have qualified to play in the World Cup for the first time in our nation?s history. Isn?t that exciting? Well, it is very exciting for me and I am very happy that I will be remembered as the excellent one who took the Black Stars to the World stage. Even Kwame Nkrumah couldn?t do it. Jerry Boom was a total mess. Where they failed, I have succeeded in grand style.
I must admit that initially I was very pessimistic about our chances of qualifying for the World Cup. But I don?t owe any apologies. You see, the Black Stars had broken my heart so many times and I had lost confidence in them. I knew that when I expected them to win, they would lose and when I expected them to lose they?d win. So my confidence in the team at the start of the qualifying series was at an all time low. And they kept proving me right.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch