General News of Wednesday, 30 June 2010
The Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, has extended a special invitation to the Black Stars of Ghana at his home for an interaction on Saturday July 3.
The Black Stars are the sole survivors for Africa at the ongoing FIFA World cup in South Africa following the exit of the other five nations.The Black Stars became the third African Nation after Cameroon and Senegal to make it to the quarter finals in the history of the World Cup. In the wake of their success so far at the tournament, Mandela is said to be impressed with the team’s performance and has therefore invited the team to visit him in Cape Town.
In an interview with Citi FM the Minister of Youth and Sports, Akua Sena Dansowa, who confirmed the news said the Black Stars would be transported to Cape Town in a chartered flight organized by authorities of Port Elizabeth. “I am informed that the municipality of Port Elizabeth has offered to bring the Black Stars to Cape Town on Saturday where they would have an interaction with the former President of South Africa, Mr Nelson Mandela”. The sports minister also revealed that the ruling ANC in South Africa has also invited the Black Stars on Thursday June 30 for a presentation.
“We understand also that the ANC has also invited the Stars for a presentation on Thursday but we don’t know whether it is in the form of a citation or cash”
Meanwhile several South African provinces have also announced that their citizens should from today, Thursday June 30, wear the national colours of Ghana to support the Black Stars in their quarter final match against Uruguay on Friday July 2.