Ghana’s Youth and Sports Minister, Mustapha Ussif, has called on football chiefs in the West African sub-region to put their best foot forward and come up with ideas and programmes to make football exciting and profitable.
The Yagaba-Kubori Member of Parliament said this at the 14th WAFU General Assembly that took place at the Swiss Spirits Alisa Hotel in Accra.
In his keynote address, the lawmaker called for an aggressive approach towards the development of football in the region.
“African football is ranked among the best across the globe and it is refreshing to note that our effort and hard work have produced players with pedigree and it’s incumbent on us to aggressively pursue and ensure excellence in our quest for more.
“This is the way we can truly pay tribute to the likes of Abedi Pele, Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Seidu Keita, Yaya Toure, Stephane Sessegnon, Emmanuel Adebayor and Issoufou Boubacar, just to mention a few.
“With this in mind, it behooves on us to work hard to make the game exciting and profitable. It is also our responsibility to continue to impact generations through football.
“I want to use this opportunity to appeal to you to show commitment to the sport in our quest to develop football in the West African sub-region,’’ he added
President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku was approved as the new President of WAFU Zone B during the meeting in Accra.
He takes over from Niger Football Association President, Djibrilla Hima Hamidou, who had been in charge of the Union since 2018.