June 13, 2024

Former President John Dramani Mahama has said it is distressful that Ghana’s national amputee football team, Black Challenge are not receiving the support and recognition they deserve.

He said the hardworking athletes deserve more attention and support and should not have to fight for recognition and payment that rightfully belong to them.

In statement to congratulate “The Black Challenge” after they crowned champions of the 2024 African Amputee Football Cup of Nations (AAFCON) tournament, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) said “amid our profound excitement, it is deeply troubling that our national athletes are not receiving the support and recognition they deserve.”

“Our talented and hardworking athletes deserve more attention and support and should not have to fight for recognition and payment that is rightfully theirs. It is time for a change. I am determined to lead the change.
Once again, congratulations to ‘The Black Challenge’ and all our national athletes who continue to make Ghana proud.” He wrote.

According to him, the next NDC government will ensure that all sports, including lesser-known ones like amputee football receive better support and recognition so that they can deliver their best for the country.

“I am committed to ensuring that all sports, including lesser-known ones like amputee football, receive the support and development they need. Together, let’s work towards a future where every athlete is valued and celebrated.” Mahama assured.

He said the National Amputee Football Team’s remarkable victory has brought glory to the team and filled the hearts of Ghanaians with immense pride.

“Ayekoo! Congratulations to the National Amputee Football Team on their historic win at the African Amputee Football Cup of Nations—AAFCON 2024.”

“Such determination and hard work to defend the championship title in Egypt! Your remarkable victory has brought glory to the team and filled the hearts of Ghanaians with immense pride.” The former president said.

The team crowned champions of the 2024 African Amputee Football Cup of Nations (AAFCON) tournament after they defeated Morocco 2-1 on Monday night. Ghana has now won the Amputee AAFCON back-to-back after also emerging as champions in 2021.

The Ghana Black Challenge is also a champion of the 1st African Para Games Football, held in 2023.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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