The John Evans Atta Mills Foundation on Tuesday presented a cheque for GH¢ 20,000.00 to Hearts of Oak as a reward for the club’s 2020/21 Ghana Premier League triumph.
The gesture was also to mark the 77th birthday of the former president.
The late Prof. Atta Mills was born on July 21, 1944 and passed on to glory on Tuesday, July 24 2012, three days after celebrating his 68 birthday.
As part of activities to celebrate the late President and mark his birthday, a three-man delegation from the Foundation led by the son, Samuel Kofi Atta Mills made the presentation to the Phobians.
Mr Kofi Atta Mills, accompanied by a former National Security Coordinator, Col. Larry Gbevlo-Lartey (rtd) and Nii Armah Ashitey, a former Greater Accra Regional Minister, said it was his father’s wish to see the club excel in all competitions and would be happy where ever he is with the league success.
“He was a true Phobian who loved the club passionately and served the club in various capacities before he attained the chairmanship of the board.”
Col. Gbevlo-Lartey (rtd) described the late president as a visionary who served Ghana and his beloved club Hearts of Oak diligently with humility, decency and integrity.
“I am a Kotoko fan and he knew this very well yet we worked perfectly but when it came to football matters involving Hearts and Kotoko, your guess would be as good as mine.”
Receiving the cheque, Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe thanked the Foundation for the gesture and promised that the board will reposition the club to make it formidable enough to win more laurels.
Present at the presentation were the club’s Head Coach Samuel Boadu, captain of the side Fatawu Mohammed and some board members.
BY RAYMOND ACKUMEY