President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo met the “gallant” Black Stars team that has qualified for the Qatar World Cup by eliminating Ghana’s arch-rivals, the Super Eagles of Nigeria.
President Akufo-Addo has finally met the team for their amazing performance and being able to qualify Ghana to the world cup in Qatar.
The Eagles were unable to fly to Qatar on Monday night and instead, the Black Stars shinned in Abuja on their way to Qatar in November.
Ghana drew 1:1 with Nigeria after Thomas Partey fetched the first goal in the 10th minute.
Nigeria found the equalizer 12minutes later through the spot-kick.
After a goalless draw in Kumasi on Friday, Ghana qualified ahead of Nigeria on the away goal rule.
On their return to Accra Wednesday dawn having left Abuja a few hours after the qualification, President Akufo-Addo invited the team to the Jubilee House Wednesday afternoon.
Meanwhile, Djiku has heavily won the heart of Ghanaians for defending the shirt and the flag of Ghana through football.
The Ghanaian Center back has made it clear that he had no intentions of playing for France and Ghana has been his dream team as a Ghanaian.
Although his mother is French and his father is Ghanaian he chose to play for his father’s country rather than being with the France national team.
He said; “I have always had this goal of playing for Ghana in the back of my mind and the federation has been following me since my visit to Bastia (2014-2017). I gave myself time to reflect for a long time but, at 26, I am coming of age, and now is the right time to accept this selection. Before I was focused on my club career but I felt that becoming international would accompany my progress.”