The Black Stars of Ghana have received a donation of the Jeep Grand Cherokee each for their feat in the just ended 2015 African Cup of Nations.
The Black Stars place second in the tournament after losing to Cote D’Ivoire on a 8-9 penalty shootout.
The donation was made by the Chief Executive Officer of Tanink Ghana Ltd franchise holders of Chrysler, Jeep, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Iveco, etc in Ghana, Mr. Roger Klogo .
According to Mr. Roger Klogo the donation was a redemption of a long-standing promise made by Tanink Ghana Ltd to the Black Stars.
He said even though the Black Stars failed to perform in Brazil, he was touched by the huge sacrifices the Black Stars made in risking their lives to play in a tournament that no country initially wanted to host due to the Ebola scare – the AFCON 2015 tournament.
He said the Black Stars went ahead to play in the tournament with countries whose citizens had suffered Ebola casualties and that was a supreme sacrifice worth acknowledging and rewarding.
“I want to say Tanink did present all those cars to the Black Stars and we did it together with our partners but without any government involvement. No government involvement at all,” he noted.
Mr.Klogo further hinted that, he will mobilise his partners again in the future to present the stars with their Maserati brand of cars should they win the next AFCON or reach the semi-finals in Russia.
He also mentioned that Tanink did not want to create a funfair about the donation, thus the quiet donation of the vehicles to the Stars.