John Mahama honours Black Challenge’s AAFCON Triumph with $10,000 donation


Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, has made an important contribution to the national amputee football team, known as the Black Challenge.

The team recently garnered widespread admiration by successfully defending their title at the Amputee Africa Cup of Nations (AAFCON) held in Egypt last month. Mahama’s generous donation of $10,000 aims to support the team’s future endeavours and recognise their outstanding achievement.

The Black Challenge’s triumph in Egypt was a moment of immense pride for the nation. The team showcased exceptional skill, determination, and teamwork, overcoming numerous challenges to retain their title.

Their victory not only highlighted their athletic prowess but also brought attention to the importance of inclusivity and support for athletes with disabilities. The donation from Mahama is seen as a testament to the value placed on such accomplishments by national figures.

Mahama’s gesture is expected to inspire other prominent individuals and organisations to invest in the development and support of athletes with disabilities. The funds will likely be used to enhance training facilities, provide better equipment, and cover travel expenses for future competitions. This financial boost could be pivotal in ensuring that the team continues to compete at the highest levels and bring more accolades to the country.

”I have a little token for you, $10,000 to be shared amongst you. I know that you went to some expense when you travelled out there, and I will continue to give you the assistance that you need to retain your trophy and even win more laurels for us,” said John Dramani Mahama.

Mahama’s donation symbolises a broader message of encouragement and recognition. It underscores the significance of celebrating all forms of sporting excellence, regardless of the physical challenges faced by the athletes. The former president’s involvement also highlights the role of influential leaders in fostering a culture of inclusivity and support within the sporting community.

The Black Challenge’s journey and their continued success serve as a beacon of hope and motivation for many, proving that with the right support and determination, remarkable feats are within reach.