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21.03.2006 Football News

Ghana Link gives to Stars

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Accra, Mar 21, GNA - Ghana Link Services Limited has made a donation of 200 million cedis to support the senior national team, the Black Stars in their preparations towards the 2006 World Cup slated for Germany. The gesture, an initiative of the former Black Stars defender, Anthony Baffoe also forms part of the company's efforts to ensure the success of the team at soccer biggest event in the world.

Mr Nick Danso Adjei, President of the company, which has been in operation for the past three years and has the verification of imported goods as its primary business, said the company wants to restore the confidence of the corporate world in the Black Stars after their woeful performance at the African Cup of Nations in Egypt early this year. "We wan to lead the way to prove that this is the time for the corporate world to come to the aid of Stars to revive their confidence ahead of the World Cup competition".

Mr Kwesi Nyantakyie, President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) said the gesture is the beginning of a more fulfilling relationship between his outfit and the firm. He said that it will serve as a stepping stone for the FA to source for more funds to support the campaign of the team at the competition.

Mr Nyantakyie revealed that other companies have expressed interest in giving financial support to the team and called on those who are yet to show their interest to emulate the Ghana Link Services. Baffoe, who is being considered for a special role in the team's World Cup campaign said he is in discussion with other young Ghanaian businesses to mobilize more funds for the team to ensure a very smooth preparation. He also mooted the idea of a fund raising book for the team, which will be used to generate funds across the length and breath of the globe in search of the needed cash for the competition. The former defender vowed to put every effort in the fundraising campaign as the Stars gear up for their first historic appearance at the World Cup slated for June.