Few days ahead of the Qatar World Cup 2022, Ghana Football Association has arranged a special prayer service for the country’s national team, nicknamed the Black Stars.
Chief Imam of Ghana Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu will lead the service, to be held on Friday at the national mosque in Accra, with leaders of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) in attendance.
“As part of activities lined up ahead of the Black Stars participation for the World Cup, the Ghana Football Association will visit the central mosque in Accra to observe Jummah Prayers,” GFA wrote, Ghana Soccer Net reported.
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“Executive council Members, Technical and management team of the Black stars, the staff of the FA, various supporters groups and the general public are all invited.”
The Black Stars are preparing for the World Cup, which begins on November 20.
This is not the first time for Ghanaian officials to call for prayers ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Last month, Ghana released a list of pre-World Cup activities which includes a ‘national day of fasting and prayer’.
🗓️ 𝗡𝗔𝗧𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗔𝗟 𝗗𝗔𝗬 𝗢𝗙 𝗣𝗥𝗔𝗬𝗘𝗥 & 𝗙𝗔𝗦𝗧𝗜𝗡𝗚 – 21st & 23rd October 2022 (Islam & Christianity)#BlackStars | #FIFAWorldCup pic.twitter.com/lGbeYoCfsV— 🇬🇭 Black Stars (@GhanaBlackstars) October 20, 2022
Ghana, officially the Republic of Ghana, is a country in West Africa. Islam is the second religion in the country after Christianity.