Prominent sports personalities who have visited Akufo-Addo

Akufo Addo With Sports Personalities Collage of Akufo-Addo meeting sports personalities at the Jubilee House

Thu, 10 Jun 2021 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

• The presidency has in the past hosted a number of prominent sportsmen

• The lastest being Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi who met the president on June 7

• Most of the personalities have visited after excelling in their sports

Chelsea player Callum Hudson-Odoi was a guest at the presidency on June 7 when he met paid a courtesy call on President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

The player was accompanied by the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mustapha Ussif, and other members of the football fraternity.

During the visit, Akufo-Addo added his voice to calls for Hudson-Odoi to consider switching allegiance to represent Ghana instead of the English national team, which he has represented at junior levels.

The player has remained mute about the idea even though he has been omitted from the England team preparing for the Euro 2020 tournament.

The UEFA Champions League winner is not the first sportsman to visit the presidency, GhanaWeb looks back at some prominent sportsmen and women who have had the honour of meeting with the president.

Callum Hudson Odoi – Chelsea FC star

Isaac Dogboe – Ghanaian boxer

Isaac Dogboe, the WBO Interim Super Bantamweight Champion at the time, was at the Presidency, on Tuesday, 9th January, 2018, to present the title he won against his Mexican opponent, Cesar Juarez, on Saturday, 6th January, at the Bukom Boxing Arena.

Akwasi Frimpong – Skeleton athlete

On Monday, 28th May, 2018, Akwasi Frimpong, Ghana’s Skeleton slider at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, was at the Jubilee House to pay a courtesy call on the presdient.

Kofi Kingston – WWE Wrestler

On Thursday, 30th May, 2019, WWE star, Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah, popularly known as 'Kofi Kingston', paid a courtesy call on Akufo-Addo at Jubilee House.

His visit to Ghana was in response to the proclamation of year, 2019, as the "Year of Return", as government sought to solidify our relations with descendants of Africa in the Americas and the Caribbean.

Mukaramat Abdulai

Mukarama Abdulai, captain of the Black Maidens at the FIFA U-17 tournament held in Uruguay, was at Jubilee House on Thursday, 20th June, 2019, to present the Golden Boot and the Adidas Bronze Ball she won to the president.

She is Ghana's all-time top scorer in a Women's World Cup competition.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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