President of the Ghana Football Association, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, was full of gratitude and heaped sacred praises on the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), for their contribution to Ghana football over the years.
The FA capo in an interview with GTV Sports+ during the historic ‘BATTLE OF THE STARS’ said, he believes this is the right time to say a very thank you and show gratitude to all past and present players especially the Professional Footballers Association (PFAG) and the also the retired footballers.
“First of all, we are grateful for their support and for they accepting to be part of history, we are forever grateful. I said to them a short while ago that if I have never had a chance to say thank you to all of them for the services they rendered to mother Ghana, this is the time say thank you. This will not be the end, this is just the beginning of a long relationship that we are going to have with our ex national team players. This particular product is going to be developed over time, it will travel across the country and beyond hopefully and very soon,” he said.
The ‘battle of the stars’ match at the Nduom Sports Complex in Elmina, which ended 3-4 in favor of the greater Accra PFAG as they came from behind to record a slim victory, was loved by many in the central region including, Ghana Tourism, CEO Akwasi Agyeman and the Chief of Elmina, Nana Kojo Konduah VI.
The following are some notable names of ex-footballers who featured in the game former Getafe and Ghana midfielder Derick Boateng, Yaw Preko, Abukari Damba, Felix Aboagye, Godwin Attram, Laryea Kingston, Odartey Lamptey and Peter Ofori Quaye, former Ghana & Bayern Munich star Samuel Osei Kuffour, former Ghana right back John Paintsil, Godwin Ablordey, Jerry Akaminko, Thomas Duah, Afo Dodoo, Ablade Kumah, Yaw Acheampong, Godfred Aduobi and Razak Ibrahim.
For the western side, ex-players such as Felix Aboagye, Augustine Arhinful, Joe Hendricks, Odartey Lamptey, Linda Eshun Kofi Nimo, Stephen Baidoo, Kweku Essien and many more.
Do make a date with GTV Sports+ as we bring live coverage of 2021 AFCON qualifiers on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from the cape coast sports stadium.
Story filed by Jacob Narh Nortah.
Twitter handle: @NarhNortah