President of the Republic of Ghana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has organised corporate institutions to help government raise $25m to support the senior national team, the Black Stars ahead of Afcon 2021.
He hosted a breakfast fundraising ceremony at the Jubilee House on Monday, April 26 with the intention to help the national team as they prepare to go to the 2021 Africa Cup of Nation to be hosted in Cameroon and also embark on the 2022 World Cup qualifying matches.
He announced that his office is ready to assist with $10m of the amount and as such, needs the help of the corporate entities to raise the remaining $5m.
Corporate organizations present were mainly from the mining and energy sectors; and the Minister of Youth and Sports Mustapha Ussif, his deputy designate Evans Bobie, GFA President Kurt Okraku and Samuel Osei Kufuor representing Black Stars Coach C. K. Akunnor are to lead the fundraising campaign.
The Minister of Youth and sports gave the assurance that all the funds raised will be put to judicious use and while ensuring accountability.
Ghana have been denied the Afcon trophy since 1982, the FA has tasked Coach CK AKunnor to win the prestigious award this time round.