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07.10.2005 Football News

More monetary donations for Stars

By GNA
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Accra, Oct. 7, GNA - The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has received more monetary donations from Ghanaians leaving abroad on behalf of the senior national team, the Black Stars.

The team, which received an initial donation of 25, 000 dollars have received the second consignment of donations up to the tune of 15, 000 dollars to shoot the total amount to 45, 000 dollars from a number of Ghanaians from 27 countries.

A statement signed by Mrs Martha Pobee, Acting Director of Information, Culture and Linguistic Bureau for the Minister of Foreign Affairs said the donation is in response to the declaration of the 'Operation Six Points' declared by the President John Kufour, which made most Ghanaian missions abroad to embark on an active campaign to raise funds for the team.

The statements said the overwhelming support for the fundraising effort signifies the desire of Ghanaians everywhere to see the Black Stars through to the World Cup.

The Ministry has therefore expressed appreciation to the Ghanaian communities in Angola, Benin, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, Denmark, Egypt and Yugoslavia and Togo.

The others are from China Czech Republic, DR Congo, Cote d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, France, Germany, India, Liberia, Malaysia, Mali, Namibia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Korea and Zimbabwe. The statement also wished the team the best of luck in their quest to make their first historic appearance at the World Cup and urged them to crown their efforts with a resounding victory.

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