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23.03.2006 Football News

CCTC supports Black Stars campaign


Accra, March 23, GNA - The Black Stars maiden and historic appearance at the 2006 World Cup in Germany has received a major boost of 1.5 billion cedis donation from Continental Commodity Trading Company (CCTC) Ghana Limited. The gesture has made the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to brand the company as the official meal sponsor of the Black Stars as they prepare for the next summer event.

CCTC, a member of the Finatrade of Companies will make an additional donation of 250 bags of energy filled rice to the team. Mr John Awuni, Corporate Affairs Manager of the company who presented the cheque at a ceremony in Accra on Thursday said his outfit believes in the unification of the power of sports to build a close relationship with the Ghanaian consumer. He said the euphoria that gripped the entire nation with the Stars qualification is what inspired their decision to assist.

Mr Fred Pappoe, Vice President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said the woeful performance of the Black Stars at the Nations Cup in Egypt has thought the FA useful lessons and the team is ready to make amends at the world event. "The team will rise up to the occasion at the World Cup, hence the need for corporate bodies not to lose faith in us".