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12.03.2007 General News

Ghanaians In Italy Gear Up For Jubilee Fiesta

Ghanaian footballers in Italy will converge in Vicenza tomorrow and Sunday in celebration of an eight-team tournament to mark Ghana's 50th independence anniversary.

Former Black Stars player, Adjetey Lee, is among a host of quality names who will parade in the two-day event organised as a replacement for the failed match between Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko in Vicenza.

Lee, remembered for his long range strike that silenced Hearts of Oak in Accra in a league match in the early 1990s, will feature for the city of Modena.

Other names, including Clement 'Abega' Tetteh, Sulemana Abubakar, Philip Gyamfi, David Adjei Mensah and Akey all of Napoli who are coached by Joshua Agyemang, will excite the Ghanaian society in Italy in this weekend's football party.

The tournament, featuring Ghanaian players in eight Italian cities, has been an annual affair and will involve Verona, Milan, Brescia and Pordenone, as well as Napoli, Modena and Vicenza, the host city.

Ghana's three World Cup stars based in Italy, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Asamoah Gyan and Sulley Muntari, will be special guests at the event.

According to the Council of Ghanaian Nationals Association in Italy, organisers of the tournament, there would be special prizes for outstanding performers.

Modena are the defending champions.

Story by Jonas Mac-Tetteh