President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) paid a courtesy call on the Vice-President of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia at the Flagstaff House on Friday.
Ahmad’s trip to the seat of government was part of his itinerary as he landed in Ghana on Thursday for a meeting of CAF’s Executive Committee on Saturday.
He was accompanied by Ghana Football Association boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi who is also the 1st Vice-President of CAF, Sports Minister, Isaac Asiamah, and his deputy, Pius Hadzide.
The CAF boss would also be the special guest at the Alhaji Sly Tetteh Lectures slated for the Tang Palace Hotel. The event would be held in honour of the late Alhaji Sly Tetteh, the man who played a key part in building Liberty Professionals Football Club to be one of Ghana’s main stays in the elite division.
Ahmad would also head to Cape Coast to watch the final of the 2017 WAFU Cup of Nations between Ghana and Nigeria on Sunday.
Vice President, Dr. Bawumia, said the government would do its bit to help the growth of the game in the country but it would not interfere in the Ghana Football Association’s work.
“There is passion for the game. There is interest in the game and that interest among our people is also translated into interest of the part of government.
We want to make sure soccer does well and football is governed properly and so on and so, we’ll do everything in our capacity for the development of football.
“We don’t really want to interfere in the management of football, but we want to provide the environment for that management to benefit the country. So we have very high expectations of the administrators of football.”
Dr. Bawumia went on to stress the importance of Ghana’s hosting of the 2018 African Women’s Championships.
We are very privileged as a country to host the African Women’s Championship in 2018.
I think our President is also very happy because he is the AU gender champion so he is very interested in anything to do with women.
For us to have the opportunity to host the African Women’s Championship for the first time is a great one.”
By: Citi Sports