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Hearts officials, foreign partners call on GFA

BY: Ghanafa.org
The leadership of the GFA and representatives of the Hearts of Oak Board after the meeting
The leadership of the GFA and representatives of the Hearts of Oak Board after the meeting

A delegation from Hearts of Oak and their partners from Cincinnati and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim have called on the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to formally introduce officials involved in the partnership to the leadership of the association.

It will be recalled that Hearts announced a partnership deal dubbed: ‘Common Value Club Alliance’ between Major League Soccer outfit Cincinnati and German Bundesliga side Hoffenheim.

Speaking on behalf of Hearts and partners, Board Chairman Togbe Afede XIV said the partnership is focused on exploring various areas of football development including Knowledge Sharing, Talent Development, Corporate Social Responsibility and Joint Development.

Receiving the delegation, GFA president, Kurt Edwin Simeon Okraku, noted that one of the key areas of developmental focus of the association is to build a strong foundation of the game and he was glad that the clubs were focused on achieving that.

He also expressed delight with the initiative taken by Hearts and expressed the hope that other clubs would follow in that direction.

The “Common Value Club Alliance” is a first of its kind with clubs from Africa, Europe and America coming together to share expertise, focusing on Education, Technical Know-how, impact and sustainability.

The delegation was led by the Board Chairman of Hearts of Oak, Togbe Afede XIV, Board Member, Vincent Sowah Odotei, Chief Commercial Officer, Francis Afulani, Mike Mossel, Stephan Wagner and Tony Mamodaly.