Mr. Edwin Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Minister of Youth and Sports, on behalf of His Excellency President John Mahama, the Government and people of Ghana, has sent a goodwill message to Medeama and the Senior National Women’s Team, the Black Queens in their upcoming return leg encounters against EL Shandi of Sudan and Tunisia respectively.
Medeama meets Al Shendi of Sudan on Thursday 14th, April, 2016 in the CAF Confederation Cup second leg tie in Tarkoradi, whilst the Black Queens hosts Tunisia on Tuesday 12th April in the return leg of the African Women’s Championship, qualifier at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The message reads “I know the tasks ahead of you are daunting but not insurmountable. The whole country is behind you this moment and would give you the necessary support to enable you win your various tournaments.
“Prepare your minds adequately and renew your spirit of conviction. Do not rest on your oars, but work hard to raise the flag of Ghana high by winning your respective tournaments and ultimately bring glory home.
“I know we are in difficult times, but it is in such moments that the Ghanaian character of toughness, resilience and excellence comes into play.
“I urge the Coaches, as well as the Technical and Management of the two teams to ensure their players are well-conditioned and prepared physically, mentally and psychologically ahead of the competition.
“The whole country is behind you and I call on all Ghanaians to remember you in their prayers. I wish all of you well and may victory crown your efforts.” It stated.