Ghana Football Society UK has held its maiden awards night in London to honour outstanding players and teams which excelled in the 2005 football season.
Clubs which received awards at the impressive ceremony included Parkview Football Club, newly crowned League Champions and runner-up of the gala tournament, Kennington FC and Soccer Stars, winners and the Fair play team for the gala tournament respectively.
Shaibu Mohammed of Kennington FC also picked up the plague for Best Player award and Nana Baah of Parkview received the Top Scorer award.
Mr. Charles Wereko, Counsellor Information at the Ghana High Commission who represented the Ghana High Commissioner at the event, presented the coveted League trophy and gold medals to the gala lords. Kwaku Ofosu Asare, a sports presenter on OBE TV presented the plagues for the individual awards and silver medals to the runner-up while Kwaku Owusu-Frimpong, a member of the Black Supporters Union UK presented the bronze medals to the Fair play team for the gala tournament.
Speaking at the ceremony Mr. Wereko praised the Ghana Football Society UK for successfully staging this year's season and expressed the hope that the medals donated by the High Commissioner for the awards ceremony would help enhance the competitiveness of the league.
He announced that the High Commissioner would soon launch a “Black Stars Appeal Fund” to mobilise funds to support the Black Stars' participation in the World Cup finals next summer and urged all Ghanaians living in the UK to donate generously towards the fund.
Mr. Ofosu Asare cautioned Ghanaian football fans interested in travelling to Germany for the World Cup finals to secure their tickets from only accredited organisations.
President of the Ghana Football Society Mr. Peter Nuamah, thanked the High Commissioner for his support and intimated that the Society would continue to work tirelessly to sustained the Ghana football league in the UK.
Thamesmead FC, a Ghanaian football team based in Southeast London is poised to join the 6-member League from next season. Other clubs in the League include Republican FC, Millennium FC, Soccer Stars FC, Hackney FC, Parkview FC and Kennington FC.
Picture Captions gfspre.jpeg Mr. Charles Wereko (left) presents the first gold to the Captain of Kennington FC, winners of the Gala competition.
gfsgeo.jpeg : Mr Charles Wereko (Second from left) in a group photo with Kennington FC after the presentation of the gold medal
ISSUED BY THE GHANA HIGH COMMISSION, LONDON 7 DECEMBER 2005