Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with the Ghana Football Association [GFA] has put together a commemorative match between Northern Ghana and Southern Ghana select side to honour the late Vice President of Ghana, Alhaji Aliu Mahama on Sunday December 10, 2017 at Tamale Sports Stadium. The winner will take home a trophy and a cash prize of GHC 50,000.
The Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports, Pius Enam Hadzide at a press briefing yesterday December 4, 2017 at the GFA secretariat announced that the match will be preceded by several activities including a re-naming of the 21,000 Tamale capacity stadium in Alhaji Mahama's honour by President Akufo-Addo.
He also explained that, the stadium was being renamed after the late vice president not because of the crucial role he played in constructing it but because of his years of service to the country as well as sports development in northern Ghana.
The Acting General Secretary of the Ghana Football Association, Isaac Addo later unveiled the management of the respective teams, with GFA Executive Committee member, Nii Komiete Doku and Charles Kwabla Akunnor acting as the Chairman and coach of the Southern Best 11 respectively while the Northern Best 11 will be chaired by GFA Executive Committee member, Kweku Eyiah and coached by Aduana Stars coach Yussif Abubakar.
Source: ATL FM Sports