CAF President In Town, Hails Ghana

Vice President Dr. Bawumia (L) with CAF boss

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe is in the country for a two-day working visit.

The South African billionaire arrived in Accra yesterday.

He was met on arrival by Ghana Football Association President (GFA) Kurt Okraku, who is also WAFU Zone B head, at the Kotoka International Airport.

He was later chauffeured to the Presidency (Jubilee House) where he had a meeting with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Yussif and Kurt Okraku were in attendance.

The CAF chief is expected to be the Special Guest at the Youth Connects Programme – an initiative of President Akufo-Addo.

He said, “I feel honoured to be in Ghana to participate in this Youth summit and also to meet the football community. I feel very proud of Ghana and your achievements as a country.”

He added, “It’s good to help the Youth and so I am glad to be here to share ideas with the Youth and also to meet the President of the Republic of Ghana and other top officials.

“You inspire me and all of us. Ghanaians do so well all over the world, my favourite professor back in school was a Ghanaian – Philip Amoah and he was such a brilliant man. Ghanaians work hard, and study hard and have integrity.”

The GFA will later organise a breakfast meeting for him at the Kempinski Hotel where he will meet Youth and Sports Minister Mustapha Yussif, football stakeholders, GFA Executive Council Members, Corporate Ghana, past and present football administrators and the media.

The CAF boss will round up his visit with a donation at the Dzorwulu Special School before a brief session with Sports Minister this evening.

The visit is Dr. Motsepe’s first visit to Ghana since he was elected as President of CAF in March 2021.

From The Sports Desk