Header Ads Widget

NSA to name stadium after Brazilian football legend, Pelé.

NSA to name stadium after Brazilian football legend, Pelé.
Professor Peter Twumasi, National Sports Authority Director General.

The National Sports Authority (NSA), according to Director General Professor Peter Twumasi, would accept any suggestions for naming a national sports facility after Brazilian football great Pelé.

Following Pelé's passing, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said that all member nations will be asked to rename a stadium in Pelé's honour, with Cape Verde becoming the first to do so.

Prof. Twumasi stated it is possible to have a national sports facility named after the football hero and that they are open to all types of agreements with the right parties to make this happen in an interview with GNA Sports.

“The call by Infantino for nations to name a stadium in recognition of the football king, Pelé, is something many nations always do to honour their hero. For me, it is a good motivation for young players who aspire to reach the pinnacle of football and also serves as a magnet to unite people around the world.

“There are procedures to be followed in the renaming of the stadium and as we did with the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, and we are willing to engage appropriate stakeholders to make this happen, especially given the vast number of unnamed new sporting facilities in the country,” he said.

The processes for naming our sporting facilities after several national icons who helped shape different sports disciplines have even been initiated, according to Professor Twumasi.

“There are talks ongoing about naming some facilities after some heroes and institutions that have contributed to the development of sports. There are numerous proposals with the Ministry of Youth and Sports to make this happen, and hopefully, it can be done in the near future,” he said.

When approached, the Ghana Football Association said that they had not yet received any formal request from FIFA to rename a stadium in Pelé's honour.

Source: ghananews.hrforum.uk

Post a Comment