Ghana to set up World Cup committee

By The Rainbow

Ghana will set up a World Cup committee for next year's finals in Brazil as the Black Stars make a third successive appearance.

Black Stars' - Ghana's national football team players jog during a training session on October 9, 2013 in Accra. Ghana will play Egypt on October 15 in a qualification match for the 2014 Football World Cup. AFP PHOTO

The yet-to be constituted members is to oversee the preparations of the team, raising funds and other logistics for their campaign.

Organizing fans to the tournament will be key for the committee with the trip to Brazil reported to be expensive.

'We are going to set up a team and a committee to look at the entire preparation for this World Cup,' Sports Minister Elvis Afriyie-Ankrah revealed.

'We have gone twice, this is our third experience and therefore we need to learn lessons from those two experiences and ensure that this third time we drive better leverage and learn from our past experiences.

'So we are going to put everybody together and we are going to go out to the public and private and corporate sector to seek their support and I believe that everybody to contribute his quota to ensure that we position Ghana Black Stars and Ghana in its proper place in the globe.'

As dozens of world leaders  are gathered in Johannesburg to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela,  President of Nigeria Olympic Committee, NOC, Engr Sani M. Ndanusa has paid glowing tribute to the former South African icon for choosing sports as an instrument  to unite people in peace and friendship.