Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo paid a surprise visit to the Black Stars in Addis Ababa ahead of their 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match Ethiopia on Sunday.
The President who is in Ethiopia for the Africa Union summit gatecrashed the team’s last training session at the Addis Ababa Stadium on Saturday evening.
He urged coach Kwesi Appiah and the players to repeat the 5-0 thrashing of Ethiopia in their opener Afcon qualifier last year.
“We beat them 5-0 at our home. Isn’t it? That is in Kumasi. So, you have to repeat it in front of their home fans,” he said.
“It’s been long since we won the AFCON trophy. The last time we did was in 1982, that is a very long time. So I urge you guys to work hard for us to win it this time around.”
“You have a famous coach and I am here to wish you good luck,” he concluded.
Ghana are third in group F of the AFCON qualifiers, with two games less after their doubleheader against Sierra Leone was cancelled last month.
The first two teams in each group automatically qualify for AFCON 2019 in Cameroon.