The much-awaited match between Borussia Dortmund Legends and African football Superstars (Giants) comes off at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday, June 11, 2022.
Speaking at an encounter with media partners at Silicon House at Tesano on Thursday morning, Ibrahim Tanko, a former player of Dortmund assured us that the match will be very interesting and urged football fans to troop to the stadium to watch and have fun.
Benedict Schold, Director of International Partnerships at BVB Dortmund expressed that Ghana was specially chosen due to the interest in football among the people, and it will be linked to personal relationships and the development of the game.
Already top German footballers from Dortmund are in town including Patrick Omowoyeba, Jurgen Koehler, Nigerian Victor Ikpeba, and Zidane.
According to the organizers, Shooting Stars, a division two side in Ghana, the project is to promote unity and love among football people and create opportunities for young people.
Mr. Martin Heward - Mills, one of the Marketing officers handling the event said the game also affords young people who did not see some stars to learn from their skills and techniques.
The project started with a call to Ibrahim Tanko and he linked up to others like Tony Baffoe of the Ghana Professional Footballers Association, and they have worked hard to make it a reality. The former CAF Deputy General Secretary said Ghana can provide four sets of legends to feature, however only 22 players will be on the field.
Other cultural activities will herald the match to involve students and communities.
Mr. Randolf Rodiigues, CEO of Shooting Stars FC said he is glad that all the Superstars are in Ghana for the match.
Some of the players most likely to feature for the African Giants are Abedi Pele, Tony Baffoe, Sammy Kufour, Yaw Preko, Awudu Issaka, Asamoah Gyan, Adebayor, Stephen Appiah, C. K. Akunnor, and Kwadwo Asamoah.
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