Soccer for Dreamers gives to female, juvenile teams

US-based non-profit organ­isation, Soccer for Dream­ers, has donated football equipment to selected female and male juvenile teams in the country at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Secretariat.

The items included boots, foot­balls, wristbands and shin guards.

They also presented other items such as menstrual cups, soaps and provided hot meals for the players.

The presentation, according to Madam Sylvia Akwaboah, Pres­ident of the Foundation, was to support the growth of the game at the grassroots level and also give back to the society.

Mrs Akwaboah presenting some of the items to Strong Tower FC
Mrs Akwaboah presenting some of the items to Strong Tower FC

Beneficiary clubs included side Faith Ladies FC, Division One sides Rootz Sistaz FC and Anlo La­dies FC, Kotobabi Powerlines FC, True Democracy FC and Strong Tower FC as the male juvenile clubs.

Addressing them, Madam Ak­waboah urged the girls not to be distracted by the period of men­struation.

She educated the girls on the menstrual cup, reusable feminine hygiene product, which can help them manage their cycles in a less expensive way.

Madam Akwaboah told the Times Sports that the gesture followed the positive response from last year’s donation to a different set of groups.

Madam Renee Opare-Otoo, a dietician for the national teams, told the players to be mindful of what they consume, saying that, “You have to eat the best foods for optimal performance on the field”.

She thanked the GFA, Rotary Club of Livingston NJ, Kicknsticks Millburn NJ, Redbulls Academy, Codams Gifts & Cards, FrynBake and Jenny’s Drinks for supporting them.

The Country Co-ordinator of the foundation, Stephane Lecos­son, disclosed that the foundation would soon hold a two-day pro­gramme specifically for female and male teams.

Co-founders of the foundation include Jed, Baruch and Kayden Akwaboah.


Show More
Back to top button