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Sports News of Saturday, 28 March 2020


Black Stars midfielder Samuel Owusu donates sanitizers to GFA

Black Stars winger Samuel Owusu has donated sanitizers to the Ghana Football Association as the nation fights the Coronavirus pandemic.

The player who plies his trade with Saudi Arabia’s Al-Fayha donated 125 cartons of the sanitizers as part of efforts to combat the spread of the deadly coronavirus diseases.

The player who is currently locked down at his base in Saudi Arabia did the donation with the help of his foundation The Owusu Project on Saturday morning at the GFA Head Office in Accra.

Patrick Akoto, CEO of The Owusu Project outlined the motive behind the player’s decision to embark on the exercise.

He said, “We are in a very critical moment of our life the global pandemic has sparked a higher level of fear so we want to contribute our widows might to our football clubs: the Premier League, Division One, Womens Football. This is how we have contributed ensuring that we have observed the basic precautionary measures recommended by the experts and we hope that is will contribute significantly in ensuring that we keep safe in this difficult times we find ourselves in.”

Prosper Harrison Addo, General Secretary of the GFA who received the items on behalf of the Association thanked the player and urged others to emulate the kind gesture. He also stated that the items will be distributed to clubs in need as soon as possible.

“We want to express our gratitude to Owusu for this kind gesture, in times like these the hand sanitizer is really a product that is in need so the Football Association wants to thank him so much and also urge others to also go on and help. We know others are equally doing same, so we urge them to provide such assistance to our clubs, members and the very players who play for the club. Having received these sanitizers, all we want to do quickly is to distribute it to our Football Association members and our affected zones; Tema, Accra, Kumasi, Obuasi.

Samuel Owusu emerged unto the scenes for Ghana at the 2019 AFCON where he distinguished himself immensely. The nimble-footed player was a delight to watch at the tournament.

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