Ghana's sports minister Elvis Afriyie Ankrah is leaving no stones unturned to ensure the Black Stars success at the 2014 World Cup by meeting ex-Ghana FA presidents and former sports ministers.
Devoid of any political connotations, Ankrah met all the leaders regardless of their political affiliations in his bid to improve upon the performance of the Black Stars at the tournament in Brazil
Present at the meeting included Enoch Teye Mensah, Akua Sena Dansua, Rashid Pelpuo, Alhaji Mubarak Muntanka, Yaw Osafo Marfo while former GFA presidents such as Ben Koufie and Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe graced the occasion.
After a close door meeting, the minister said he had learnt a lot in his interaction with the former sports administrators and expressed the hope to avoid errors during the Black Stars participation at the tournament.
“Football is the passion of the nation, we need to go to the World Cup as one nation and because we are polarised, football unites us and it is important that we go as one people.
“Most of the former ministers and GFA?presidents have been at big tournaments before and are very experienced. Talking to them, I have learnt the pitfalls and will be able to surmount the challenges”, he added.
The minister also disclosed that, the most important lesson he had learnt was how to manage the supporters during the tournament in Brazil.