The President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt E.S. Okraku, has paid a courtesy call on the Chief Executive of First National Bank Ghana, Dominic Adu.
The visit was to seek support from First National Bank in the development of Ghana’s football, foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the bank and GFA, and to align on strategies for working together in the future.
Welcoming the GFA delegation, Mr. Adu congratulated Mr. Okraku for coming out victorious in a keenly-contested election for the GFA presidency. He encouraged Mr. Okraku to learn the best lessons and experiences that will help boost football as a sport in Ghana and further re-ignite the passion and love Ghanaians have for the game.
Mr. Adu commented that football is indeed one of the greatest sports, and provides benefits not just for the players but socio-economic development of the nation as well.
“The football game unifies us, and this is evident in our local communities,” he said. “Even though it requires few resources to set up at the development stages, it has the power to bring many of our people from various walks of life together.”
Mr. Adu emphasised the need to provide some more focus for colts football, as it is key to community mobilisation and fostering the passion that emanates from the unity which the game brings.
The GFA president thanked First National Bank for the warm reception and expressed his admiration for the strides being made by the bank in Ghana’s financial market.
“I’m particularly impressed with your drive for digitisation, which has become more relevant now than ever before,” Mr. Okraku said.
He further reiterated the necessity for the bank to support football development, the officials that run its administration, and the players who thrive on the fans’ support to excel.
Mr. Okraku praised the team at First National Bank for their willingness to help revive and develop Ghana’s football, citing the bank as a worthy stakeholder for the FA. He took the opportunity to solicit the bank’s support for the Ghana Premier League, which is scheduled to start from November 2020; and the qualifiers for the next African Cup of Nations.
The GFA President was accompanied by his Executive Assistant, Mrs. Janice Odonkor; Head of Marketing of the GFA, Mr. Jamel Maraby’ and Vice Chairman of the Ghana Premier League Management Committee, Mr. Jesse Agyapong