Presidential hopeful, Alan Kyerematen, spearheading the Movement for Change, has boldly asserted his belief in Ghana's potential to clinch the World Cup title.
This audacious vision hinges on a profound overhaul of the country's sports landscape, a commitment he pledges to uphold if elected president in the forthcoming 2024 elections.
Kyerematen, a former trade minister who broke away from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to establish his movement, stresses the imperative for substantial governance reform, extending this imperative to the domain of sports.
In a candid interview with Kumasi-based Akoma FM, Kyerematen reiterated his stance, asserting, "We urgently need a significant shift or transformation in our governance, including sports. When this transformation occurs, mark my words, Ghana can triumph in the World Cup." His unwavering confidence in Ghanaian athletes underscores his conviction.
The candidate's unwavering resolve aims to reignite national pride, particularly following the Black Stars' premature exit from the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Ivory Coast. Failing to secure a single victory, they exited the tournament during the group stage for the second consecutive time.
At the heart of Kyerematen's message lies 'The Great Transformation Plan (GTP),' a holistic strategy he believes will not only elevate the spirits of Ghanaians but also propel the nation to unprecedented heights across various domains, including sports.
This proclamation follows closely on the heels of the national team's disappointment in the 2022 World Cup, where, akin to the AFCON, the Black Stars fell short of advancing to the subsequent stage.
With the 2024 elections looming, Kyerematen's "Great Transformation Plan" could emerge as a pivotal factor for voters, presenting a compelling vision for the future of Ghana's sports landscape and national pride.