The Ghana Football Association has presented five soccer balls to the Ghana Universities Sports Association (GUSA).
The balls are to be used during the ongoing GUSA Games which is being hosted by the University of Ghana.
Presenting the balls, Technical Director of the GFA, Francis Oti Akenteng, said that the Football Association understood the relevance of tournaments such as the GUSA Games and as such, was willing to assist in providing necessary logistics.
He also disclosed that the soccer balls were the same kinds that were used in the Ghana Premier League.
“Some of us know the importance of University Games so we tried as much as possible to squeeze something out. This is ball we have been using for the National league and we believe that it is proper if something of such nature is also given for the Games”
Mr. Oti Akenteng further disclosed although the GFA would be monitoring the performances of athletes to discover young talents, it will pay special attention to the female footballers with hopes of adding them to the national women’s team.
“At the moment, we have also appointed people to come in to also look after the women and see if we would be able to get some of the girls to play in the national teams, and this is also for the men as well.”
Receiving the soccer balls, President of the Ghana Universities Sports Association, Dr. Charles Domfeh, expressed excitement with the decision of the GFA to donate to the Association.
He promised that the balls were going to be used for the purposes intended.
“GUSA is very grateful. With every opportunity that we get, we attempt to reach the stakeholders and we know there is no way you are going to leave us out. These things will go a long way to helping us through this competition and so we are very grateful.”
Dr. Domfeh also appealed for more support from the GFA to help them do more.
“I will appeal once again, GUSA cannot work without our national teams, so anytime the need arises, I know you will support us”
The 26th edition of the GUSA Games is currently underway at the University of Ghana.
This year’s Games has 11 universities, including the University of Ghana participating in 12 sporting disciplines.
The Games is scheduled to end on January 19, 2020.
Story by: Jeffrey Nyabor | UniversNews