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English Amputee Football Icon Visits Ghana


The chairman of the England Amputee Football Association, Steve Johnson, is on a visit to Ghana with the sole aim of helping transform para-disability sports in the country.

His visit is also expected to create employment and educational opportunities for Ghanaian para-sports athletes so they would not become a burden on society.

The three-time England amputee football World Cup winner congratulated Samson Deen on his election as President of the Ghana National Paralympic Committee (NPC-Ghana).

He described Mr. Deen as a visionary and efficient leader, and pledged his readiness to work closely with him to help uplift the standards of para-disability sports in the country.

“It is really important to give my all in support of promoting disability sports in Ghana, aimed at changing lives.

“My visit is not only to develop sports, but also to help young ones to know the avenues available to them and not to be a burden in society. This partnership with NPC-Ghana will be beneficial to all of us”, he said.

Johnson, a recipient of the prestigious Point of Light Award from ex-UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, said he was looking forward to having fruitful working relations with Mr. Deen in the coming years.

Responding, Mr. Deen said “This is a great partnership with Steve Johnson. The spirit of the Paralympic Movement in Ghana will lead to a purposeful programme for the benefit of Ghanaians all over in the world”.

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