President Mahama backs Queens to defeat Tunisia

Ghana president John Dramani Mahama has sent a goodwill message to the Black Queens ahead of their African Women Championship’s second leg qualifying match against Tunisia at the Accra Sports Stadium on Tuesday.

A 10-woman Black Queens defeated Tunisia 2-1 in the first leg last week thanks to goals from Samira Suleman and Priscilla Adubea after an opener from Ella Kabaache for the hosts.

In a press statement released by the Youth and Sports ministry on behalf of the President, he assured the players of his support and urged them to make the country proud.

“I know the task ahead of you is daunting, but not insurmountable, the whole country is behind you this moment and would give you the necessary support to enable you win,” the statement read.

“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 match to bring respect and glory to this country.

“The whole country is behind you and I call on all Ghanaians to remember you in their prayers, I wish you well and may victory crown your efforts,” the statement added.

The seven teams to emerge from the qualifiers will join hosts Cameroon for the final tournament scheduled for Nov 19 to Dec 3, 2016.

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