Ghana's Nations Cup team handed cash boost
2/12/2010 10:22:55 AM -
Telecommunication giants Glo have donated US$250,000 to the Ghana national team for finishing second at the recent Africa Cup of Nations.
The injury-ravaged Ghanateam dominated mostly by young players lost 1-0 to Egypt in the final held inAngola last.
The Black Stars defied allthe odds to reach the final which prompted Glo, who also sponsor the team, toreward the players.
'We at Glo are very proudof what the Black Stars achieved at the tournament and today we give theUS$250,000,' Glo spokesman Bode Opesitan said.
'Their performance hasbeen hailed by all and we feel we must reward them for a good work done.
'This is only for theirshowing at the tournament and as they progress and do more we will definitelybe there every step of the way to support them.'
The boss of the Ghana FAKwasi Nyantatyi says the Ghana national team will put up a better performanceat the 2010 World Cup.
'The Black Stars showingin Angola shows that they can do better at the 2010 World Cup which means Glowill organise a bigger event for we return,' Nynatakyi.
'Your (Glo) support forthe team has demonstrated the faith and confidence people have in the team.
'We want to assureGhanaians that the sky is the limit for us and we will ensure to put in ourmaximum best at the World Cup.'
Lee Addy, who was aregular defender for the Black Stars during the tournament, said they weredelighted with the support they have received since their return from thetournament.