The Deputy Minister of Justice and Attorney-General, Mr. Alfred Tuah-Yeboah, has joined the chiefs and people of Abesim in the Bono Region to honour former Black Stars Captain Stephen Appiah for his contributions to soccer in Ghana.
The occasion, which was on the theme: “Celebrating the Legends,” was to acknowledge the celebrated Stephen Appiah for his dedication and exemplary performance during his era as the Captain of Ghana’s senior national football team, the Black Stars.
It coincided with the annual football gala competition, which featured five community teams, namely, Abesim Youth; Badolo Stars; Agape Down; Ohene Gyan, and Komkom, all of which competed for the trophy.
This year’s competition saw in attendance many dignitaries, including the Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu Banahene; the Sunyani East Constituency Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Frank Musah Damtarl; retired footballers/legends, and football administrators, among others.
Mr. Appiah, who hails from Chorkor, a suburb of Accra, in the Greater Accra Region, was selected to be honoured during the seventh edition of the annual event, aimed at recognising personalities for their contributions to the football industry in Ghana.
As part of the celebration, the Deputy Attorney-General, who hails from Abesim, the Regional Minister and other dignitaries present presented citations to Mr. Appiah.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Stephen Appiah gave the assurance that he would continue to contribute to the development of young talented footballers in the country.
He encouraged young people who had chosen football as their career not to give up because of challenges such as poor pitches and others associated with the game.
He thanked the organisers for choosing him among many equally important and hard-working football personalities, and the entire people of the country, who gave him the opportunity to play for Ghana.