View Full Version : International Peace Match Scheduled For October In Ghana

Pope Bitterz D'Alomo
13th September 2012, 07:01 AM
The legendary Liverpool duo of Steve McManaman, Robbie Fowler, and Manchester United great, Andy Cole are now set to arrive in Ghana on October 25 for the much touted “Playing for Peace in Honour of Mills project.”

The three star players will lead a crack team of retired English Premier League legends to Ghana for the epic peace match with the Professional Players Association of Ghana.

The match was initially billed for September 15, but had to be rescheduled to October 27.

“Many of the players have never visited Ghana before and so this is a match and a tour which really appeals to all of us,” Steve Black, Director of the Masters Football International Ltd said in a letter confirming their trip to Ghana.

The Playing for Peace and in honour of Mills project which is an initiative of G7 Koncepts in partnership with Joy Sports is to help create awareness for peace ahead of a potentially volatile election in Ghana and to honour the memory of the late President John Mills, a renowned sportsman and a good footballer.

The 16 EPL legends which include Rob Jones (Liverpool) David May (Manchester United) Michael Thomas, (Arsenal, Liverpool) and the Ghanaian born Dutch International George Boateng are to arrive in Ghana on October 25.
Whilst in Ghana, the players including their Ghanaian counterparts will pay courtesy calls on all the presidential candidates to seek their firm commitment for peace before during and after the elections.

They will also lay wreaths at the burial side of the late president and be part of a float across the principal streets of Accra.

On Saturday, October 27, it will be a football rally at the Accra Sports Stadium with political party youths from the Odododiodioo and Ablekuma South constituencies raising the curtain with a thrilling football knockout dubbed “one touch.” Each party in each constituency will seek a one touch football and hopefully political victory against the other.

Competitive as it may be, the game is also geared towards increasing unity between the different political party youths in the constituencies, especially in Odododiodioo which is renowned for its boxing credentials and lately for its political violence.

Then the big one, EPL legends will face off with the Ghanaian legends in what will be a thrilling peace match.

Watch out for some of the big Ghanaian names you have never seen for a long time on the football pitch.