The Ghana Supporters Union (GSU) has expressed appreciation to the Mayor of Accra, Hon Elizabeth K. T Sackey for continuously supporting their activities to promote unity among fans and support the Black Stars, Ghana's national football team.
The enthusiastic supporters, adorned in the national colours expressed their gratitude to the Mayor when a delegation from the Union paid a courtesy call on the Mayor at the City Hall.
General Secretary of the Union, Mr Kasim Osuman who was accompanied by the Treasurer, Samuel Anokye, Women Organiser, Vicentia Deku and Eliasu Abubakar, Deputy Secretary and Labaran Suleimana, Director of Operations, spoke passionately about the positive impact of the Mayor's continuous support on football in the country.
" We want to thank her for all her support over the years even though she is our mother... She recently supported us with buses to convey members to Kumasi to support the Black Stars against their Nigerian counterparts in the qualifiers for the World Cup in Qatar which Ghana held on to a crucial 1-1 draw to qualify... There is no doubt our presence motivated the players to win the game, " he said.
"We would continue to mention her name anywhere we go because of her benevolence, " he added.
He said the Mayor's dedication and support to the union over the years had not only elevated the spirit of the game but provided invaluable opportunities for aspiring talents.
The delegation also used the opportunity to appeal for support as the Black Stars go into a crucial game against Madagascar to open the 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi on Friday, November 17, 2023.
The Mayor who welcomed the delegation said supporters play a vital role in boosting morale and creating an energetic atmosphere during matches which goes a long way to inspire and motivate players.
"I have known you for years since I was a Member of Parliament for the Okakoi North constituency... I am happy to see all of you around me, you are my children who have followed me for a long time and I have to reciprocate your loyalty by continuously supporting your activities," she said.
She expressed the city's commitment to work hand in hand with all stakeholders to promote sports in Accra recalling her youthful days as an athlete and how she dressed in Phobia colours to church.
"Sports has always been my passion and I am honoured to contribute to the success and joy that sports bring to our community. I believe in the power of unity, and together, we can achieve even greater milestones... I have always loved football and I will continue to support the union," the Mayor said.