Cheetah FC donate to Special Olympics Ghana

Author: George Ernest Asare
Nana Wereko-Ampim Opoku (fifth left) poses with the team after the presentation

THE management of Kasoa-based second division side, Cheetah FC, has presented GH¢2000, football kits and other items to Ghana’s Special Olympics team to aid their preparation for the Special Olympics World Games slated for Abu Dhabi  in March 2019.

After presenting sets of jerseys, footballs, training bibs, cones, six boxes of bottled water and other sanitary products to the team, Cheetah FC also engaged the Intellectually disabled athletes in five-a-side and seven-a-side friendly games at their Dzorwulu Special School camp in Accra.

Presenting the items, Cheetah FC chairman, Mr Abdul Haye Yartey, commended the board of the Special Olympics Ghana for raising a team to participate in such a reputable tournament.

He said the club was moved to support the team to prepare very well to market Ghana as they did at the 2015 tournament in Los Angeles.

Mr Yartey appealed to corporate Ghana to support the Special Olympics team in cash and in kind as they prepare for the Abu Dhabi tournament.

A member of the Special Olympics Ghana board, Nana Wereko Ampim-Opoku, who received the items, commended Mr Yartey and his team for the kind gesture because the items came at the right time to aid their preparation for the world games.

He also called on other benevolent society ,corporate organisations  and firms to support the team to prepare well to compete in seven-a-side and five-a-side soccer, athletics and dancing at the week-long event in the United Arab Emirates.