Sports News of Thursday, 29 June 2017
Source: Stephen Anum
Electronic giants, Binatone the title sponsor of Skate soccer in collaboration of International Federation of Skate soccer (IFSS), last Saturday donated food items to the national skate soccer team, the Rolling Rockets, to mark the celebration of Ramadan in a short presentation ceremony at Abossey Okai in Accra.
The items which included rice, oil, meat and tomato paste was given to each member of the team to break their one month fasting and prayers.
In his speech, the Managing Director of Binatone Ghana, Venu Babu, said the company’s gesture was to encourage the team, most of whom are Muslims after their successful observation of the Ramadan.
He further noted that his outfit was keen on taking the sports to a different level so as to prevent the under-privileged disabled athletes from begging on the street.
“These are little tokens from us to you and we believe it will help you mark and celebrate the end of Ramadan. My outfit will do everything possible to develop skate soccer in the country as we have been doing already,” Mr Babu said in his address.
The president of the International Federation of Skate Soccer (IFSS), Albert Frimpong took the opportunity to thank the Binatone Group for their immense support to the sport ever since they decided to help promote it in the country and also asked the players to pray for the federation as they observe the Ramadan.
Captain of the Rolling Rockets, Ahmed Gariba, expressed the team’s gratitude to Binatone for their kind gesture and immeasurable support, saying it would help motivate them to remain active and give off their best for the sport.
He also expressed their enthusiasm as they prepare to host their counterparts from Togo in September this year and towards the impending Skate soccer African cup of nations in March, 2018 to be hosted in Ghana.