MTN has promised the national football team, the Black Stars a winning bonus of GH¢250,000 when they qualify for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
The support is to boost their morale for the world cup qualifiers. The Chief Marketing Officer of MTN, Mr George Andah announced this in a speech read for him when the company presented MTN souvenirs and talktime worth GH¢4,000 to the Black Stars at the end of their training session at the Sekondi Stadium before their crucial encounter with their Lesotho counterparts.
He said the 2010 World Cup was set to make Africa proud and as the shinning stars of the continent, they had already been seen playing on that field.
Mr Andah, therefore called on Ghanaians to rally behind the Black Stars in their qualifying campaign.
"MTN encourages the Black Stars to continue doing what they do best and demonstrate the can-do spirit in order to emerge victorious in the qualifiers to the World Cup 2010", he said.
He recalled that the Black Stars put up a sterling performance during the Africa Cup of Nations, adding "However our expectation of the Black Stars was for them to win the trophy and this expectation has now been transferred to the 2010 FIFA World Cup".
Mr said, it would be the greatest pleasure to see an African team win the world cup, saying "and for us the team is the Black Stars".
The Captain of the Black Stars, Stephen Appiah thanked the management of MTN for the kind gesture and their immense support for the team.
Story by Kwame Asiedu Marfo