Former President of AngloGold Ashanti, Sir Sam Jonah, has urged ex- Ghanaian footballers to venture into football administration after their playing careers.
Sam Jonah made these comments when Ex Black Stars Captain Stephen Appiah paid a courtesy call on him at his office to officially invite him to his dinner and testimonial match June 26th and 27th
The Executive Chairman of Jonah Capital based in Johannesburg intimated the setting was right for these retired footballers to lead the reforms in soccer administration in the country since they had the required knowledge and insight to drive soccer forward in the county.
“Platini was playing when Ayew was playing and yet we don’t seem to have a place for the Ayew’s and Stephen’s of this world. The GFA needs to move from ordinary guys who do not have the game at heart”.
“Platini, Figo all of these guys were footballers. They loved the game and they want to move the game to the next level. All these FIFA reforms we are talking about can only happen when the likes of Steve (Appiah) Abedi Pele and Tony Yeboah get involved in the administration of soccer in this country”.
The event is set to attract the big names of the land including former Presidents Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kuffour, Sam Korankye Ankrah and the Ga Wulomo.
The dinner will take place on the 26th of June at the Banquet hall of the State House and the Testimonial match will follow 27th of June 2015 at the Accra Stadium. The Event is being put together by Primeval Media.
Story by Joy Sports/George Addo Jnr
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