Black Stars to wear Black Armbands to mourn late Rawlings

    The senior national team, Black Stars will wear black armbands during their 2021 Afcon qualifier against the Falcons of Jediane to be played at the Cape Coast stadium.

    The wearing of the black armbands is to mourn the former president, J.J Rawlings who died on November 12.

    The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has approved the request of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to eulogize President Rawlings, whose high interest in sports was unquestionable.

    This is the first time the Black Stars are playing on home soil since President Rawlings died on November 12.

    Jerry John Rawlings was President when Ghana last won the Africa Cup of Nations in 1982 has passed on.

    The first President of the 4th republic and the longest President of Ghana died in Accra today, November 12, 2020, at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after battling an unknown illness for about a week.

    JJ Rawlings was also the President when the national U-17 male team won the FIFA U-17 World Cup twice in 1991 and 1995 and a two-time Runner-up in 1993 and 1997.

    The Black Stars of Ghana has gone close to four decades without a trophy after winning the Africa Cup of Nations during the tenure of Jerry John Rawlings in 1982.


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