For Thrashing Pharaohs Of Egypt
The Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), headline sponsor of the Black Stars, has commended the team for their decisive victory over the Pharaohs of Egypt, on their onward march to World Cup 2014.
“We knew that the final play-off match was going to be a herculean task and therefore proud of your professionalism, teamwork, and resilience that enabled you to account for The Pharaohs of Egypt authoritatively at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi,” Mr. Alex Mould, Acting Chief Executive of GNPC stated after the match.
To the players and management, the Chief Executive said, ‘Your spirit, drive and hard work are what have taken the Ghana Black Stars to this level. You have made all Ghanaians proud. We shall continue to work together for ultimate success in the last game.’
“GNPC see your victory as a giant step towards World Cup 2014, and trust you to remain a dependable partner, focused to complete the journey in the second leg,” Mr. Mould continued.
To the supporters union, the media and teeming Ghanaians who supported from far and near, the GNPC CEO said:
“We congratulate and salute you all once again for this partnership, which once again, enabled the Black Stars lift high the flag of Ghana and we must stick together to complete the journey in the second leg – Brazil 2014 World Cup beckons.”
Finally, he assured the Stars of GNPC’s continued support to lift them to the skies where they belong.
Meanwhile, Black Stars ace midfielder is urging Ghanaians to start buying tickets to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup after a highly polished performance against the Pharaohs of Egypt ended 6- 1.
Sulley Muntari, who scored from the spot to register the team’s fifth goal, displayed confidence on the field and more confidence in a post-match interview assuring Ghanaians that a return leg in Egypt becomes a formality.
Ghana’s Black Stars clashed with Egypt in a crucial World Cup Qualifying clash which would see the winner, after a return match, pick one of
Africa’s five slots for the FIFA 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
It was a rare Ghanaian performance. Goals came in early after Asamoah Gyan picked out his spot in the 18-yard box. Essien managed o force an own goal from experienced Goma. Egypt pulled one back through a penalty after Rashid Sumaila brought down an opponent
But the Stars increased the tally after Sulley Muntari floated a freekick into the 18-yard box, for Waris to head home the third goal. Asamoah Gyan again got on the score sheet through another header.
Persistent and ruthless, Sulley converted a penalty kick to score the fifth before Christian Atsu straight from the bench, fired home the sixth.
With 6 goals against 1, the AC Milan regular announced “everyone should get his ticket to Brazil”
He called the results “amazing” especially for all Muslims.
Asamoah Gyan, captain of the side confessed “honestly didn’t expect six goals today” although he was confident of a win.
Coach Kwesi Appiah said, he was sure of a good performance as long as he had an injury-free squad.
Egypt’s coach, Bob Bradley who has now suffered his third defeat against the Stars said, he was worried about the effect of the attacking prowess of Majid Waris and Asamoah Gyan on his defence.
He said, he would have to work on his defence. Bradlley accepted responsibility for a poor performance and said he would take the blame if Egypt fails to qualify for the World Cup.