Dr Owusu-Ansah appointed ASFU Patron

The African Students Football Union (ASFU) has appointed the Chief Operating Officer of the Accra 2023 African Games Local Organising Committee (LOC), Dr Emmanuel Owusu-Ansah, patron of the union.

He is the third ASFU patron since the establishment of the Union in 2018.

The honour was bestowed on him last Friday at the Alisa Hotel in Accra – same day he was splashed with the prestigious African Sports Management Association (ASMA) Gold Award.

Acitation in his honour lauded the “immense contributions of Dr Owusu-Ansah to sustainable sports development on the continent.”

He was presented with a plaque and jersey with his name emblazoned on it.

A former Acting. Chief Executive of the National Sports Council (NSC), now National Sports Authority (NSA), Dr. Owusu-Ansah, secured funding from UK Sport to establish Beckwith International Leadership Development (BILD) Programme, while at the University of Ghana.

The programme is said to have been highly beneficial as it honed leadership skills in the youth across the length and breadth of the country.

Dr Owusu-Ansah was grateful to ASFU for the honour, asserting that the best was yet to come from him.

President of ASFU, Prof. Oluwaseun Omotayo, who doubles as Acting President of ASMA, thanked the new ASFU patron for accepting the honourand wished him more successes ahead.

The momentous ceremony was attended by hordes of distinguished personalities including members of the Accra 2023 LOC and its Executive Chairman – Dr Kweku Ofosu-Asare.

ASFU is the footprint of International Students Football Union (ISFU) in Africa which is one of the positive fallouts of the 2018 FIFA World Cup held in Russian Federation.

As part of the activities of the federation hosting of the FIFA World Cup, was the formation of ISFU which is a body recognized by FIFA. ISFU is dedicated to using the beautiful game of football, the sports opium of the people to promote the town and Gown relationship for the benefits of University student footballers across the world.

In order for the ISFU to establish its footprint on Africa continent, Professor Seun Omotayo was appointed by ISFU to coordinate Africa’s participation at ISFU World University Student League and in order to grow Africa Students participation, Africa Students Football Union was formed under the auspices of ISFU.

BY JOHN VIGAH

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