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29.11.2007 Sports News

Pray For The Success Of Ghana 2008

Mr Magnus Rex Danquah, Chief Operating Officer of the Ghana 2008 Local Organising Committee, has said that Ghana's success in the upcoming Nations Cup rests on the shoulders of the Almighty God who listens to prayers.

Addressing a congregation of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Faith Congregation, Madina Estate, he charges Christians to go on their knees and ask God to pour His blessings on the tournament because without God's blessing, Ghana can not do anything.

Mr Danquah said that he was hopeful the same God who led Ghana to win the bid would lead the nation to success and victory.

He disclosed that about one million people were expected in the country to watch the game and therefore appealed to Ghanaians to display their legendary hospitality, generosity, care and love.

He asserted that the visitors' expectation would be centred on good food, sanitation, accommodation and security, and therefore advised those in the hospitality industry to provide them with the best culinary service and decent accommodation.

Mr Danquah urged churches to organise clean-up exercises to tidy their environments. He assured Ghanians not to panic as adequate measures had been put in place to ensure a crime-free tournament.

Mr Danquah encouraged Ghanaians to bury all political, tribal and ethnic differences and lend their full support to the tournament because of the huge benefits.

He used the opportunity to reveal the new prices for the gate fees for all the 32 matches. The lowest is GH¢4 for the goal area (north and south) while the east and west of the stadia will attract GH¢15 with the VIP pegged at GH¢75.

Again he revealed that students would be given discount for tickets they would purchase, indicating that tickets would be sold at vantage points at the banks, restaurants, post offices etc.

Rev. Patrick Ayesu, Minister in-charge of Presbytarian Church of Ghana, Faith Congregation, Madina Estate, said the tournament was an honour and opportunity to sell Ghana to investors and tourists.

He urged Christians to use the tournament to win souls for Christ and ask Ghanaians to welcome all visitors to thier homes.

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