Soccer News Tue, 24 May 2016

Appiah calls on National Peace Council (NPC

Ex Black Stars captain and Peace Ambassador, Stephen Appiah continued with his Peace Tour, ahead of the Vodafone Unity Match 2016, with a call on the Chairman of the National Peace Council (NPC), Rev Emmanuel Asante.

Appiah, would lead a World XI side against Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the Ghana Black Stars on June 8 and 11, 2016 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium and Accra Sports Stadium respectively, as the former Juventus talisman aims at using football to promote peace and unity ahead of the 2016 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

The ex-Hearts of Oak midfielder begun his tour with a visit to the Osu Mantse, His Majesty Nii Okwei Kinka Dowuona VI last week.

Appiah, informed the Council that, he was ready to serve the nation and will do evrything possible to ensure peace and unity in the country.

"There is always tension in the country anytime we draw closer to elections and this led me into discussions with event power-house Primeval Media, to organise a football match to preach peace and unity.

"If there should be electoral violence in Ghana, we would have no where to run to and so we must preserve the peace and unity in the country and i believe football is the best means to promote peace and unity in the country.

Rev. Asante, Charman of the NPC, said his outfit was delighted at the initiative of the former Black Stars Captain and Primeval Media.

"It is a worthy exercise and you must be encouraged.

"If a son of the land is promoting a worthy course, it is right to support him and so the Council would throw its weight behind you.

"The NPC would offer infinite support to the Vodafone Unity Match 2016, in accordance with the Council's aims and objectives." He stated.

Rev. Asante commended Vodafone Ghana and other sponsors for supporting such a worthy cause Appiah.

Akisi Ackah, Head of Brand and Marketing Communication at Vodafone Ghana and headline sponsors of the Unity Match revealed that her outfit was happy to be part of of the event and assured the former captain of their commitment for the succesful organisation of the two legged events.

Source: ghanasportsonline.com