Ghana Commissions FIFA Goal 3 Project


    The Federation Of International Football Association (FIFA), in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association (GFA), will on Wednesday January 26, 2011 commission a multi-purpose hall at the Ghanaman Center of Excellence at Prampram, as part of its Goal 3 Project.
    The Goal 3 Project, which was launched in 1999 alongside the Financial Assistance Programme (FAP), has a three-fold mission, namely to develop the game of football, touch the world and build a better future.
    The initiative is geared toward professionalizing the operations and activities of FIFA’S member associations.
    According to Emmanuel Gyimah, Deputy General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), about $450, 000 was used to build the facility, which has a conference room and kitchen.
    Speaking to DAILY GUIDE SPORTS in Accra yesterday at the FA Secretariat, Mr. Gyimah explained that the GFA will host about 20 officials of FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for the official commissioning.
    He noted that Nii Nortey Duah, Acting Minister of Youth and Sports will be the Guest of Honour and will be assisted by Kablan Sampon of Cote d’Ivoire, who is also the FIFA Development Officer in charge of West Africa.
    Mr. Gyimah stated that the Goal 1 Project saw the building of the Centre in Prampram on a 10-acre land, and the Goal 2 Project, the FA Headquarters. He added that the present multi-purpose hall project is a marketing strategy.
    According to him, Equatorial Guinea FA officials have already contacted the GFA for their national team to pitch camp at the place to prepare for the forthcoming Africa Cup of Nations, which they will co-host with Gabon next year.