Youth and Sports Minister Hon Mustapha Ahmed says former Ghana skipper Stephen Appiah is worth celebrating.
To the sports chief, Appiah had paid his dues as regards football in the country and beyond, and therefore deserved a hall of fame status.
He said it was proper that a Hall of Fame be created for icons like Appiah to inspire up-and-coming players.
The minister advised the event organizers, Primeval Media, to use the Appiah testimonial match to draw crowd to fill the stadium.
Hon Ahmed therefore pledged the ministry’s unflinching support for the testimonial match scheduled for June 27, at the Accra Stadium.
Speaking when the player called on him at his office yesterday, he mentioned that ‘Appiah has paid his dues, showed commitment. It is therefore proper that we have a Hall of Fame for icons like you.
‘The Ministry stands ready to support you in this regard. That is the only way we can honour you. I trust the younger generation will take a cue from your humble character.’
Appiah thanked the Minister for his support and promised a full house on June 27 at the Accra Stadium where a galaxy of stars are expected from across the globe to honour the ex-Juventus midfielder.
The Primeval Media-powered event will be preceded by a dinner at the Banquet Hall of the State House on June 26.
Meanwhile, Primeval Media has announced that Appiah will spot the Accra Hearts of Oak shirt for the last time in this year’s President’s Cup between Great Olympics and the Phobians on July 1.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum
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