- The FIFA World Cup trophy has arrived in Ghana for a two-day tour as fans catch a glimpse of the golden prize
- The trophy was brought to Ghana by ambassador and former FIFA World Cup winner David Trezeguet
- The Black Stars of Ghana have qualified for the World Cup and has been drawn in group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay
The FIFA World Cup trophy has landed in Ghana for a two-day tour led by former winner David Trezeguet.
The trophy arrived on Saturday morning with the Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif and Ghana Football Association president Kurt Okraku receiving the delegation at the Kotoko International Airport.
In photos posted on social media, the golden trophy is covered in a glass case and well guarded by security.
The trophy will be displayed to the public on Sunday with fans of the Black Stars having the chance to take photos with the real prize.
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Sports Minister Mustapha Ussif is confident Ghana can win the World Cup in Qatar later this year.
"In Sha Allah, we will see the trophy returning to Ghana in December. The Black Stars will win the World Cup," he told Tv3.
David Trezeguet will be at the Polo Court in Accra where the trophy will be put on display.
Meanwhile, GFA President Kurt Okraku expressed delight following the arrival of the trophy and believes it will motivate the country to do well in Qatar.
"I feel energized and motivated. The feeling is good and I believe it will be transferred to the players ahead of the World Cup. All we need is for the country to be solidly behind us and we will do well," he told Tv3.
Ghana have been drawn in Group H alongside Portugal, South Korea and Uruguay.
Former Ghana player Kofi Pare confident of World Cup success in 2022
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that reverend Kofi Pare is optimistic of Ghana's chances of winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year.
The Black Stars qualified for the World Cup after outwitting rivals Nigeria in the play-offs in March.
And with a little over two months left for the Mundial to begin in Qatar, the 1964 Olympic Games squad member believes Ghana will be victorious.