Appiah (6th L), NLA boss (5th L), Opare-Otoo (3rdR) with officials of NLA. Pix by Paul Asirifi
The National Lottery Authority (NLA) is the latest company to pledge their support for the unity cup slated for June 8.
Yesterday, Stephen Appiah, former black stars captain and chief Larry Opare Otoo, CEO of Primeval Media, organizers of the match, paid a courtesy call on management of NLA to formally announce the program of activity ahead of the expected high profile matches.
Appiah, now a peace envoy described the upcoming event as dear to his heart taking into account the benefits the country stand to gain.
“I must say I am humbled to be chosen among the lot to lead this campaign specially designed to drum home peace ahead during and after the forthcoming general elections.”
“As a peace ambassador, I will embark on many sensitization clinics particularly among Zongo communities to preach the essence of peace.”
“I strongly believe your support will go a long way in making this epoch making campaign a huge success as the entire world continue to use Ghana as a beacon of hope for democracy in Africa.”
Director General of NLA, Brigadier General Martin KG Ahiaglo(Rtd) lauded the organizers for the initiative saying, “This is indeed a laudable idea worth supporting, hence our unflinching support for the campaign. We can only wish you the best and we promise to rally our support as a company that believes in development through games.”
The Primeval boss thanked NLA for the support and promised a masterful soccer fiesta come June.
Last month, primeval media hosted Arsenal legend Sol Campbell together with George Boateng of Middlesbrough fame to launch the event(Unity Cup) in Accra.
Primeval, organizers of the successful Stephen Appiah testimonial match will pit a select side comprising Campbell, Boateng, Jayjay Okocha, John Mensah, Laryea Kingston etc against Asante Kotoko in Kumasi on June 8.
Fans in Accra will have their turn later when the Appiah-led side face the Black Stars at the Accra stadium on June 11.
By Kofi Owusu Aduonum