Accra Hearts of Oak will take on city rivals Accra Great Olympics as they battle for the Ga Mantse Cup on Sunday, August 7, 2022, at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The one-off cup match organised by Primeval Media, is part of this year’s Ga Homowo Festival which was launched under the auspices of Ga Mantse, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II, and the Ga Traditional Traditional Council at the Accra International Conference Center.
The Ga Mantse Soccer School of Excellence, which is to unearth sporting talents in the Ga community, was also unveiled.
Speaking at the launch, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II said the revival of the Ga Mantse Cup should promote unity among the Ga states in order to restore the lost glory and ensure a brighter future for the next generation
He encouraged the organisers of the match to make it an annual event and make it part of the Homowo festivities.
The overlord of the Ga state, King Tackie Teiko Tsuru II also expressed that the liftoff of the Soccer School of Excellence would aid in the annexation of football talents in the country.
Mr. Edwin Simeon Kurt Okraku, President of the Ghana Football Association, was pleased about the rebirth of the Ga Mantse Cup, which had over the years witnessed some thrilling and brilliant matches.
“These two teams (Hearts and Great Olympics) are best placed to give us some exciting football for us to celebrate the Homowo festival. I want to congratulate Ga Mantse for the vision he has for the youth with the establishment of the Soccer Centre of Excellence, “he said.
Mr. Okraku added that it was imperative to set up these facilities to help provide a better future for the talented youth and sense of motivation as well.
The launch was graced by highly distinguished personalities, including the board chairman of the club, Mr. Amarkai Amarteifio, and Hearts Board Member Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, Fred Pappoe, Oloboi Commodore among others well known personalities in the football fraternity.
Music and entertainment was provided by Klala, Joe Mettle and others.
By Nana Prempeh|Myxyzonline.com