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Sep 2, 2009 | Sports News

Obuasi MCE committed to women`s soccer

By Albert Nana Asante, Obuasi - Ghanaian Chronicle

THE OBUASI Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), Mr. John Alexander Ackon, has expressed his commitment towards the development of sports, especially women soccer, in the municipality.

Mr. Ackon was speaking at the first anniversary celebration of the Subayo Women's Soccer Project in Obuasi.

The Subayo Women's Soccer Project was inaugurated at Obuasi in July last year, with the aim of encouraging young ladies to develop an interest in football, alongside their educational pursuits.

Within the period, the project has mobilised 30 young ladies, mostly Senior High School (SHS) students, from within and outside Obuasi, to form a formidable soccer team - Subayo Golden Eagles.

The Municipal Chief Executive commended the owner of Subayo Golden Eagles, Ms. Mbumwae Suba-Smith, for the project, and said the assembly would partner the project to further deepen women soccer in Obuasi.

The Chairman of Riverside-Obuasi Sister Relations, Mr. Robert Airhart, on his part, urged the ladies to take great interest in sports since, “sports allows you to find out who you are, and can help you become who you want to be in life. Sports offers you opportunity to shine, get noticed and make life-long friends.”

The Project Manager of the Subayo Women's Soccer Project, Mr. Frank Boateng, said his outfit was committed to investing in the young ladies, to help unearth their hidden talents in all fields of human endeavour, to make them completely productive in society.

He however disclosed that financing the project and availability of other logistics, including means of transport, remained a major challenge.

Ms. Suba-Smith, in a speech read on her behalf, was happy that Subayo had achieved modest success within the year, including the whipping up of interest in sports and other healthy activities of girls and ladies in the municipality,

She reminded them that the Subayo Golden Eagles stood for respect, dedication, unity, love, hope and sensitivity, and called for unity among them, adding “the work is hard, but it is the best, if we all pull together at all times.”

As part of activities marking the celebration, a fun game was played between Subayo Golden Eagles and Obuasi All Stars, in which the former defeated the latter 4-0. Madam Cynthia Ankobea, Joseph Serwaa Adams and Vida Opoku Agyeman were honoured for being the best player, most disciplined, and future prospect, respectively.

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