2021 AfconQ: Black Stars honour Rawlings with black armband against Sudan

Black Stars players will wear black armbands in their 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Sudan in honour of late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

A minute silence will also be observed before kickoff at the Cape Coast stadium on Thursday evening.

“The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has granted Ghana’s request to wear a black armband and observe a minute silence in Thursday’s game against Sudan,” GFA announced.

Rawlings, Ghana’s longest-serving head of state, died in Accra on Thursday after he contracted Covid-19.

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Below is the full statement…

The Confederation of African Football (CAF), has granted Ghana’s request to wear a black armband and observe a minute silence in Thursday’s game against Sudan.

This is in honour of Ghana’s 1st President of the 4th Republic, His Excellency Jerry John Rawlings who passed on Thursday morning, at the Korle-bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.

The Black Stars will later this afternoon, play against Sudan in a matchday three 2021 AFCON qualifier at the Cape Coast stadium.

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