The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) has commended the sterling performances of the senior national team, the Black Stars and the national Olympic team, the Black Meteors on a noteworthy night for Ghana football on Thursday.
The Black Meteors set the ball rolling with a well-executed 2-nil win over their Malian counterparts in their U-23 AFCON Tournament final group A fixture at the Al-Salam Stadium in Cairo. Both goals were scored by striker Kwabena Owusu.
The Meteors, by virtue of this victory, have kept alive their aspirations of picking up one of the 3 CAF slots at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Football event, and securing a long awaited return for the nation to the Olympiad after a 15-year hiatus.
The senior national team, the Black Stars followed suit with a comfortable 2-nil win over South Africa thanks to strikes from Thomas Partey and debutant Kudus Mohammed.
Buoyed by the passionate home crowd inside a packed Cape Coast Stadium, the Black Stars secured an opening day win in the qualification process to the 2021 African Cup of Nations, and now head to Sao Tome and Principe full of confidence to pick up the three points on offer come Tuesday.
The PFAG, as mother body of all professional footballers in the country, wishes to commend the technical benches, playing bodies and entire management of both teams on their good showings tonight.
We continue to wish Messrs Appiah and Tanko all the best for the upcoming fixtures, as their teams look to bring back the smiles to all Ghanaians.
The PFAG is confident that success is assured for both teams!
The PFAG stands with them and for them!!