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13.07.2004 Football News

Gemini Life Insurance insures national teams

By GNA

Accra, July 13, GNA - Gemini Life Insurance Company (GLICO) on Tuesday, announced an insurance package worth 800 million cedis for the senior national team, the Black Stars in support of their preparations of the qualifying series of the 2006 World Cup and Africa Cup of nations competitions.

The company also made cash donation of ten million cedis to the team towards their camping preparations.

Mr Edward Forkuo-Kyei, Executive Director of GLICO who announced this at a brief ceremony in Accra said the package is for the 25-member team and their officials for the qualifying series.

He said "the company will also unveil another wonderful package for the team if they qualify for both Germany and Egypt 2006."

Mr Forkuo-Kyei said it is obvious that the qualification road to the two competitions is a Herculean task and there is therefore the need for all the necessary support to be given to the team to succeed. He said the Black Stars have to make an impact in the 2006 Africa and World Cup in order to send signals to the world that they can repeat what they did in 1963 and 78.

The company also donated 100 million cedis to the CAN 2008 Bid Committee for successfully bidding and winning the right to host the tournament.

The donations according the Executive Director is to support the programmes and other preparations of activities of the Committee from now to January 2008."

"This is a job well done and more importantly to showcase Ghana to the international sporting community not only as champions of democracy in Africa today, but a country ready to receive and entertain friends" Mr Forkuo-Kyei stated.

He said the selection of Ghana for the hosting of the tournament calls for hard work and strategic planning and that needs both the human and material support of all Ghanaians.

Mr Forkuo-Kyei said, "We salute the Committee and its members for their meritorious achievements which once more demonstrated the spirit of the Ghanaian."

He however warned the Committee not to be over taken by complacency in its preparations but continue to be relentless in its efforts.

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