Soccer News of Saturday, 23 January 2016
Ghana’s 1965 African Cup of Nations winning team last Tuesday received GH¢51,000 from Prolux Ghana Limited, being a pledge made by the electronic appliance company.
The CEO of Prolux, Prosper Kwame Appiah, made the pledge last December at the 50th-anniversary dinner held in honour of the 1965 Black Stars squad at the Sun Lodge Hotel in Accra.
His company joins the likes of Black Stars’ Captain Asamoah Gyan ($13,000), NPP Presidential Aspirant, Nana Akufo-Addo (GH¢25,000), MD of Kofata Motors, Young Kofata (GH¢15,000), Mr Osei Kwame Despite of the Despite Group of Companies (GH¢80,000) and the Founder of Glorious Waves Church International, Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi ($10,000) who have fulfilled their promises to the former Black Stars players.
According to Mr Appiah, the donation was in recognition of the exploits of the team in winning the 1965 AFCON trophy in Tunisia.
Mr Appiah explained that the players would be handed an initial cash donation of GH¢11,000, while the remaining GH¢40,000 would be disbursed to them in post-dated cheques worth GH¢ 5,000 for the next eight months.
During the presentation,Prolux also gave out some of its newly introduced non-alcoholic beverage drink, Max-Malt, as well as the eight post-dated cheques to the representatives of the ex-Stars, who included Reverend Osei Kofi, Rev Kofi Pare, John Bortey Naawu, Wilberforce Mfum and Dodoo Ankrah.
Rev Osei Kofi, who received the money on behalf of the 1965 team, expressed appreciation to Prolux Ghana Limited for recognising the sacrifices they made for the country.