The faces of the English Premier League are expected in Ghana to play former players of the Black Stars to drum home the need for peace ahead of a crucial election in DecemberFormer Liverpool duo Robie Fowler and Steve McManaman as well as Manchester United ex-striker Andy Cole will be leading a 19-member English Premier League Masters Team to Ghana for a peace match ahead of the December general elections.
The legends among other events are expected to play former Black Stars players on September 15, 2012, officials of the British Council have confirmed to Goal.com Ghana.
According to one of the organizers, Nathan Gadugah of G7 Concepts, the foreign players are expected to touch down in the west African country on September 13, “to be part of several activities to create awareness for peace and to commiserate with all Ghanaians on the passing of former President John Evans Mills.”
The match dubbed, “Playing for Peace and in honour of Mills” is expected to take place at the Accra Sports Stadium.
“All the presidential candidates or their representatives will unite for peace and admire the beautiful game of football that day,” Gadugah said.
He added: “The peace project will also see political party youths in the various constituencies in Accra, play in series of curtain raisers before the mouth watering encounter between the EPL Legends and the ex-Black Stars legends.”