McDan Group of Companies and TT Brothers have pledged their support for the inaugural peace match between old stars of Accra Great Olympics and Accra Hearts of Oak fixed for Sunday, November 8 at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The game was initially scheduled for February this year to inaugurate the Old Players Association of Great Olympics, but had to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But with the new date and elections coming up, organisers decided to use the occasion to merge the two activities, with the message of peaceful election as its main focus.
CEO of TT Brothers, Mr Isaac Tetteh, applauded the old stars for the project, saying that it was a laudable and significant cause especially with an election in sight.
He offered an initial GH¢20,000 to assist with preparations.
“Football is a tool that can be used to unite people and given that we are in an election season, there is no better time for such an initiative, you can therefore count on my support,” he stated.
He was full of praise of the Old Stars for their service to Ghanaian football and the nation describing them as heroes and pillars of Ghanaian football.
Dr Daniel McKorley, Group Chairman of the McDan Group of Companies has also promised an amount of $10,000 dollars as well as providing two sets of jerseys and trophies for the occasion.
He congratulated the stars for their initiative and committed to supporting the project all the way to the end.
Dr McKorley said it was time these national legends were recognised and respected for their service and dedication to Ghana and football.
Former Hearts of Oak skipper, Evans Aryee Quaye and ex Olympics Captain Godwin Attram expressed appreciation to the two personalities for their continuous support of sports and its related activities.
They appealed to other companies and individuals to support the peace match.
Stephen Appiah, Richard Kingston, Afo Dodoo and Godwin Attram are ambassadors for the match with Abedi Pele Ayew as special guest.
Story by. Nana Prempeh