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14.10.2008 Football News

50 children interact with Black Stars

By Ghana FA
50 children interact with Black Stars

Fifty children from the Sekondi School for the Deaf were afforded the chance to interact with the Black Stars in Sekondi-Takoradi, by Gold Fields Ghana Limited, Headline Sponsors of the Black Stars.

The interaction took place ahead of Ghana's World Cup qualifier against Lesotho, which the Stars went on to win 3-0.

The 50 selected children spent well over one hour with their heroes whom they ordinarily will never have the opportunity to meet.

The 22-man Black Stars squad including the head coach and the rest of the technical team were handed baseball caps embossed with each players' name from the kids. Moved by the gesture, the Black Stars players in a quick response decided to donate GHC1000 to the school.

Most members of the squad promised to return to the school to show their appreciation at the end of the European football season.

Speaking on behalf of his team mates, Captain Stephen Appiah who had earlier been shedding tears, urged the kids to keep their head up and remain focused in order to achieve their dreams.

The event was put together by Gold Fields as part of its social responsibility programme.

"The thrust of the sponsorship is to enhance the passion of Ghanaians which is the Black Stars and this is no exception," said public affairs manager of GoldFields Ghana, Gerald Osei-Boakye.

"The slogan of the sponsorship is living the dream: This evening we have given these kids the opportunity to live their dreams of meeting their gallant heroes."

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