Street Academy face Old Stars in anniversary match
Accra, Feb. 28, GNA – As part of activities marking Ghana’s
5oth anniversary, the Street Academy football team will
engage the Accra Old Stars Club in a friendly football match
on Saturday, March 10.
The Accra Old Stars club is made up of retired players of
the senior national team, the Black Stars, Republicans,
Hearts of Oak, Great Olympics and Standfast whilst the
Street Academy’s team is made up of the products currently
plying their trade with clubs like Olympics, Hearts and
Abedi Pele’s Nania FC and the current pupils.
The friendly match which is scheduled for the Accra Hearts
of Oak training grounds near the Arts Centre in Accra
promises a lot of excitement by the oldies and the
youngsters with kick off coming at 8.00am.
Mr Dan Asiedu Asare, Managing Director of Sportnet early
this year donated a magnificent trophy for the match.
He said the decision to support the event is to bring back
the fond memories of the soccer exploits of the former
football stars before and after independence as they compete
with the youth of today.
The Managing Director expressed the hope that the experience
of the old players would come to bear on the young and
upcoming players to be dedicated to training through
selflessness, dedication and discipline.
Mr Asare therefore called on the sports loving public to
take keen interest in the event since it would afford them
the opportunity of sharing and interacting with the old
stars in their retirement.
F.M. Kofi Bruce, President of the Accra Old Stars threw a
challenge to the products of the Academy to gird their loins
for a match of their lives since the members are prepared to
show-case their experience and skills acquired over the
years “to teach the latest generation a soccer lesson on the
He said the Old Stars agreed to engage the youngsters so as
to encourage them to be devoted and be serious at their
training by exhibiting a sense of discipline which they
practiced during their football days.
Kofi Bruce said the club has some members including Billy
Tagoe, coach of the Club, Addo Allotey and Moses Lartey,
past players of Hearts, Black Stars, Republicans and
The oldies said they were confident of exhibiting their
brand of football to mesmerize their opponents and were sure
of carrying the day with a sound victory.