PFAG and NCCE campaign for peace through football
6/20/2012 10:00:22 PM -
Accra, June 20, GNA - The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) in collaboration with the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) on Wednesday launched a campaign to promote peace before, during and after the country's General elections.
The campaign, dubbed 'One Ghana, Goals for Peace' and under the theme: 'Stand up for Ghana', will roll out four matches to promote peace ahead of the elections in December this year.
According to Anthony Baffour, General Secretary of PFAG, the objective of the campaign is to highlight the significance of using football as a tool to unify the political parties and Ghanaians for peace to prevail ahead of the impending elections.
The first match scheduled for July 2 in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital, will be between a Sulley Muntari XI and Stephen Appiah XI which will feature retired and current Black Stars players including Andre Ayew, his kid-brother Jordan, John Boye, Laryea Kingson and Ben Acheampong.
The second match between Accra Hearts of Oak and Kumasi Asante Kotoko will have the first leg on September 21 at the Accra Sports Stadium. Details of the second leg will be decided later by the organizers.
Bonaventure Aguisse, Chairman of the Organization of Africa Development (OAD), partners for the campaign appealed to stakeholders to help promote the initiative and make it a success.
He explained that football has the power to harness and unite people, adding that the campaign has the capability of achieving that goal.
Laryea Kingson, ex-Black Stars player and now with Hearts of Oak added that he expects peace to prevail at the end of the campaign.