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General News of Sunday, 3 February 2008

Source: GNA

Abedi calls for support for less-fortunate in society

Tema, Feb. 3, GNA - Soccer Maestro, Abedi Ayew Pele has called for more support for the less-fortunate in the society to enable them to develop their God given talents. He said the youth of today were the leaders of tomorrow and that anything short of assistance and support would jeopardize their future careers.

Abedi Pele made the call at the end of a Four-day 'Football for Development and Games' Festival at Tema on Saturday.

SOS Villages in Benin, Nigeria and Ghana took part in the festival, which was aimed at using football as a means of building peace and to fight against discrimination, stigmatization and ethnicity, which had eaten deep into the society.

It was jointly sponsored by Stanbic Bank Ghana Limited, Fan Milk Limited, Play Soccer Ghana, Ice Cool Ghana Limited and Step by Step.

The Soccer Maestro, who is also the Ambassador of SOS

Villages in many countries including Ghana, Guinea and

Uganda, appealed to the youth to take their lessons seriously

to enable them to achieve laurels for themselves and their

nations as a whole. Dr Bella Bello Bitugu, Consultant for 'Football for Peace

and Development;' called on the youth to help fight social

cankers, which militate against national development. In the final match, Ghana defeated Benin 3-1 on

penalties to win the championship.

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