We won’t use taxpayers’ money to send fans to Qatar – sports minister
This follows lessons from the 2014 World Cup, where it emerged the government had spent heavily to send thousands of fans to Brazil.
However, Mr Ussif said that would not be repeated this year, adding that private sponsorship would be secured to take fans to Qatar.
“Government is trying to raise funds through Corporate Ghana to help us get fans to support our Black Stars,” he said on Citi FM.
“We will not use state funds for this and that is why we are calling on Ghanaian companies to come to our aid.”
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo believes Ghana will be the first African country to host the FIFA World Cup.
The president said it during the World Cup Trophy in Ghana, where he met French legend David Trezeguet.
“I am firmly convinced that Ghana will not only participate in the competition but will make the whole nation and by extension the African continent proud, with a great performance.,” he said.
“So I want to urge all Ghanaians, in conclusion, to flock to the Accra polo ground to see the trophy and be part of history, before we finally bring the cup home on December 18.
“We, who were the first to win our freedom and independence from colonial rule, will be the first to bring the World Cup to Africa..”
The Black Stars are paired in a very tricky group which also includes Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.