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27.01.2011 Sports News

Veep Unveils FIFA Goal-3 Project

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John Mahama, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, yesterday unveiled the multipurpose FIFA GOAL-3 Project at Prampram near the Ghanaman Centre of Excellence, praying this year brings lots of honours to the nation.

At a colourful ceremony, Mr Mahama expressed the conviction that 2011 will witness many successes in all sporting endeavors for this nation.

The ceremony was graced by President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi;  Nii Nortey Duah, deputy Minister of Youth and Sports; Nene Tetteh Djan III, Paramount Chief of Prampram;  Sampon Kablan, FIFA West Africa Development Officer and football association presidents of 16 African countries.

He expressed appreciation to all guests that graced the ceremony.

He reminded them that the FIFA GOAL Project was the initiative of the FIFA President Sep Blatter, which will assist member associations to build infrastructure for the development of football in their respective countries.

These Projects involved the construction of technical centers, clinics, and classrooms among others.

Ghana had been the proud recipients of two previous FIFA GOAL Projects with the third being the present edifice.

The Vice President commended FIFA for the confidence reposed in Ghana through the construction of these three projects.

He praised FA boss Mr. Nyantakyi and other Executive Members of the GFA for their hard work that has brought honour to the country and the continent as a whole.

Ghana was the only country on the continent to reach the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals in 2010 in South Africa.

Mr Mahama urged the visiting FA Presidents of the 16 African nations and those who were not able to show up, to support the candidature of Mr. Nyantakyi who represents Ghana for next month's Confederation of African Football (CAF) executive elections in Sudan.

The FIFA Goal Project is aimed at bridging the gap between developed European countries and the under developed nations in Africa, Asia and South America, to bring parity. The project cost $425,000.

By Pierre Toto

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