The District Chief Executive for Ningo-Prampram, Hon. Jonathan Paanii Doku has donated two Mitre footballs to the Ghana Eagles Soccer Academy (GESA) whose camp base is at Lotsubuer, a suburb of Great Ningo in the same district.
The kind gesture by the DCE happened on Monday 4th May, 2020 after the management of the academy called on him for support on a number of things needed to aid in the efficient training and development of young talents in the area of football.
In presenting the items to the management members who visited his office at Prampram after a moment of discussions, the DCE expressed his willingness to support the academy, and added that he will also be donating a set of jerseys in due time.
The managing director of the academy on behalf of the management thanked the DCE and also told him more about the academy and what it exists for. He also made the DCE aware of other important items and facilities that the academy needs, such as a standard football pitch that will be beneficial to both GESA and the entire football district. Both the managing director and the board chairman of GESA are executive members of the Dangme South District Football Association. For that, they used the opportunity to appeal to the DCE to offer support for the district’s football activities and to help provide an office space for the FA. These, the DCE took in good faith and pledged his support to both the academy and the district football at any available opportunity.
He also revealed his plan that he was working on to help provide AstroTurf pitches each for Ningo and Prampram through the Ministry of Youth and Sports, but the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has halted the progress of the plan. However, he assured that he will continue to follow up on it when things return to normal. He then advised on the need to observe all safety protocols regarding the pandemic to stay safe.
The management of GESA were represented by the three directors of the academy, thus Israel Blebo (Board Chairman), Frederick Kojo Huago (Managing Director), and Henry Agortey Borbietey (Board Secretary).