African union indeed: Ghanaians to support Chipolopolo

African union indeed: Ghanaians to support Chipolopolo

ghanaA new Ghanaian supporter group – ‘Friends of Zambia’ have popped up to give massive backing to the Chipolopolo to ditch the Black Stars out of the 2014 World Cup race.

The formation of the new group come on the heels of a similar threat by some sections of Kumasi fans to boycott the crucial qualifier at the Baba Yara stadium in Kumasi.

Officials of the new supporter group have confirmed plans to give the Zambians a warm reception and total support to ensure they ditch the Black Stars out of the World Cup race.

It’s widely believed the move is being orchestrated by disgruntled fans of Kotoko who have been unhappy with a Ghana FA decision to temporaily shut their home venue following crowd trouble.

The suspicion has gained grounds after a member of the club’s communication team Nana Godbless confirmed his role as the group’s spokeperson.

“I am the PRO of the group and we’re called ‘Friends of Zambia’. We want to give massive support to the Chipolopolo so they can qualify to the World Cup,” Godbless told Accra-based Oman FM

“The group is made up of supporters of Kotoko, Hearts, Berekum Chelsea, Ebusua Dwarfs, All Stars and other clubs in the country. It cuts across.

“The group is interested in supporting a nation that can do well at the World Cup.

“Everybody wants to see Christopher Katongo at the World Cup and that’s why we’re supporting Zambia.

“We love good and beautiful football and we believe Zambia can give us that.”

The Black Stars will face Zambia in September in what could potentially decide which of the two powerful nations qualify from the group.

But the engineering of a new supporter group to form an alliance with the Zambians could prove counter-productive.

The Ghanaians must first negotiate next month’s double header against Sudan and Lesotho before setting their eyes on the Zambia showdown.


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