Nana Yaw Amponsah explains why Kotoko & Hearts want Black Stars to beat Nigeria to qualify to World Cup


The Porcupine Warriors boss believes it will be in the best interest of the clubs in Ghana should Black Stars make it to the global competition

Asante Kotoko chief executive officer Nana Yaw Amponsah has reiterated that Ghanaians should rally behind Black Stars since qualification to Fifa World Cup will have a positive impact on Ghanaian clubs.

According to the one-time Ghana FA presidential candidate, whenever Ghana qualify to play at the Fifa World Cup, it even improves the prices of Ghanaian players and open doors of many opportunities to people involved in the football industry.

The Black Stars go into the second leg with a slim advantage after sharing the spoils goalless with Nigeria at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium on Friday.

As a result, the Black Stars must avoid defeat to stand a realistic chance to make it to Qatar.

“When Ghana qualify and do well at the world cup, it affects the price of Ghanaian players. It affects the value of Ghanaian players of which Kotoko [and Hearts] players are part,” Amponsah said in an interview with the club’s media.

“And so I know how you feel but I can say to you that I also know that you’re patriotic Ghanaians and so in our small ways we should pray for the team and support the team.

“This is because it is Ghana we are supporting and we can’t support any other country. Unfortunately, it is not our choice to be born here but we are lucky to be born here and to be part of this peaceful loving country.

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The Black Stars contingent left Kumasi on Monday with a chartered flight to Abuja, Nigeria for the game scheduled for Tuesday.


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