The Accra Metropolitan Assembly and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish an area specifically designated to honor Ghana football’s heritage, according to Henry Asante Twum, the GFA’s Head of Communications.
At the recent funeral for the late Christian Atsu, which was conducted on the State House’s forecourt in Accra, he made this statement.
Several people have urged for a monument to be built to honor Atsu’s legacy, and Asante Twum claimed the GFA was already working on something similar to honor the country’s rich football history.
“When it comes to artifacts, monuments, legacy about our game, pictorial evidence. I don’t think it should take the death of Christian [Atsu] for us to think along in that line. It is something that has been considered, we signed an MoU with the AMA in that regard.
We are looking for a place to do that and one of the places we have chosen is the Ghanaman Soccer Centre of Excellence in Prampram. We have a rich football history as a nation and I think it’s about time we showcased that particular football history.”
The 2023 AFCON qualifier between Ghana and Angola is being prepared by the GFA and will take place on March 23 at the Baba Yara Stadium in Kumasi.