Mahama Hails Ghana’s Amputee Football Team, Calls for Greater Support for Athletes

Former President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated Ghana’s National Amputee Football Team, the Black Challenge, on their historic win at the African Amputee Football Cup of Nations (AAFCON) 2024 in Egypt.

The team’s determination and hard work in defending their championship title have filled Ghanaians with immense pride.

However, Mahama expressed concern that Ghana’s national athletes, who have brought pride to the nation, are not receiving the support and recognition they deserve. He emphasized the need for all sports, including amputee football, to receive the necessary support and development.

Mahama stressed that every athlete, regardless of the sport, deserves recognition and support. He believes that athletes should not have to fight for recognition and payment that is rightfully theirs. He views this as a necessity and a call to action for change.

The former President reiterated his commitment to leading this change, ensuring that all athletes are valued and celebrated. He congratulated the Black Challenge and all national athletes who continue to make Ghana proud, urging collective effort towards a future where every athlete is valued and celebrated.

The statement highlights Mahama’s dedication to promoting sports development and recognizing the achievements of Ghana’s athletes.

His call to action emphasizes the need for greater support and recognition for athletes across all sports, including amputee football.