MTN Ghana Foundation, on Wednesday presented materials worth GH¢10,000 and GH¢4,000 to Play Soccer Ghana, a non-governmental organisation,(NGO )to facilitate the development of football among children and the youth at the grassroots.
The package for Global Peace games and programme include MTN-Play Soccer branded T-shirts and training bibs, footballs, First Aid kits, inflators, mobile phones 3.5 G Modems, airtime, caps, foam peaks and water bottles.
Mr Robert Kuzoe, Executive Secretary of MTN Ghana Foundation, said the assistance was in support of youth soccer towards Ghana’s success at world football tournaments.
He said the three editions of MTN’s pioneer flagship football reality shows; MTN Soccer Academy had produced young football talents who had already featured for the various national teams.
Mr Kuzoe explained that MTN considered the support as a way to sustain its relationship with FIFA through sanctioned programmes and affiliates such as the Football for Hope project with Play Soccer Ghana as the implementing partner and manager for the centre in Cape Coast.
“We are particularly happy because of the level of community involvement, by getting local youth and community members to volunteer as trainers and coaches for the programme,” he said.
Mr Kuzoe said MTN’s association with Play Soccer Ghana begun in 2009 when they participated in its 21 Days of Y’ello Care Football Clinic programme at Tema SOS village and this year’s edition at Tema Manhean.
He said that employee volunteers would visit the various programme sites to track the impact of this intervention, and reiterated MTN’s commitment to support appropriate and sustainable interventions in communities across the country.
Mr Sam Brew-Butler, Board Member of Play Soccer Ghana, thanked MTN Ghana Foundation for the support and requested for a lifelong relationship to help sustain grassroots football development.
He said the Play Soccer Ghana was determined to equip the children with the requisite life skills needed for the development of their welfare.