The visit was to seek the support of First National Bank in the development of Ghana’s football, foster a mutually beneficial relationship between the bank and GFA, and to align on strategies for working together in the future.
Welcoming the GFA delegation, Mr. Adu congratulated Mr. Okraku for coming out victorious in a keenly contested election for the GFA presidency. He encouraged Mr. Okraku to pick the best lessons and experiences that will help boost football as a sport in Ghana and further re-ignite the passion and love Ghanaians have for the game.
Mr. Adu commented that football is indeed one of the greatest sports, and provides benefits not just for the players but the socio-economic development of the nation as well.
“The football game unifies us, and this is evident in our local communities,” he said. “Even though it requires little resources to set up at the development stages, it has the power to bring many of our people from various walks of life together.
Mr. Adu emphasized the need to provide some more focus for colts football as it is key to community mobilisation and the fostering of the passion that emanates from the unity the game brings.
The GFA president thanked First National Bank for the warm reception and expressed his admiration for the strides the bank is making in the Ghanaian financial market.
“I’m particularly impressed with your drive for digitization, which has become more relevant now than before,” Mr. Okraku said.
He further reiterated the need for the bank to support football development, the officials that run its administration and the players who thrive on the support of the fans to excel.
Mr. Okraku praised the team at First National Bank for their willingness to help revive and develop Ghana’s football, citing the bank as worthy stakeholders for the FA. He took the opportunity to solicit the bank’s support for the Ghana Premier League, which is scheduled to start from November 2020 and the qualifiers for the next African Cup of Nation.
The GFA President was accompanied by his Executive Assistant, Mrs. Janice Odonkor, Head of Marketing of the GFA, Mr. Jamel Maraby, and the Vice Chairman of the Ghana Premier League Management Committee, Mr. Jesse Agyapong.