|Ghanaian head of state, John Agyekum Kufuor sent the goodwill message below to the Black Stars yesterday, Wednesday
June 21 2006.
To: The Coach, Technical Staff and Playing Body of the Black Stars
As you take on the United States of America (USA) in your final group match tomorrow, I wish to convey to you my personal best wishes and the best wishes of the entire nation of Ghana.
You have done us proud already by your qualification for this World Tournament and also by your splendid performances so far which have been widely acknowledged by the entire world.
Whichever way the game goes tomorrow, know this that young as you are, you have already made an invaluable contribution to Ghana's effort at standing out as a respected sovereign nation in the comity of nations.
Nevertheless, I have no doubt that you are capable and will cross this last group hurdle into the next stage of the competition to make Ghana and Africa proud. I pray to God that He will give you the energy and strategy to accomplish that which he predestined you and our dear nation to achieve before the beginning of time.
Go, boys Go! Ghana and Africa are behind you.
H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor