- Bawumia has reportedly gifted King Faisal Babes FC, a 36-seater VVIP bus
- Bankroller of the Kumasi-based Ghana Premier League side confirmed the news of the benevolence
- Alhaji Grunsah, however, stated that the club is yet to physically receive the bus
- He hoped the bus arrives on Saturday so they use it for a trip to Techiman for their next Premier League game
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The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has reportedly gifted King Faisal Babes FC, a 36-seater VVIP bus.
Bankroller of the Kumasi-based Ghana Premier League side confirmed the kind gesture in an interview monitored by Yen.com.gh.
That notwithstanding, the bus is yet to be handed physically to the team.
“We went to show him the bus and he agreed to get it for us. The bus was registered in 2017. This is a great motivation for the entire team for us to do well in the league. We will brand the bus nicely,” Alhaji Grunsah told Accra-based Happy FM.
He hoped the bus arrives on Saturday “so we use it for a trip to Techiman for our next Premier League game.”
Named after Alhaji Grunsah, King Faisal gained promotion to the topflight league in the 1995/1996 season becoming a household name with their flamboyant mastery of the game.
In the 2000s, the club represented Ghana in Africa, managing to make the group stage of the CAF Confederation Cup.
They were relegated from the Ghanaian topflight at the end of the 2010/11 season, regaining promotion to play in the 2012/13 season.
For years, King Faisal have failed to deliver on their potential, losing all the 14 matches in the 2019/20 Ghana Premier League season which was cancelled due to the deadly coronavirus scourge. That saved them from being relegated.
They are, however, are determined not to repeat the truncated season’s dreadful form in the 2020/2021 Ghana Premier League despite losing their opening fixture against WAFA.
They will host Aduana Stars at the Ohene Ameyaw Park on matchday two.
In a separate development, Vice President, Bawumia formally out doored the Universal Quick Response (QR) Code and Proxy Pay system for trading on the streets.
To check how effective it is, Dr. Bawumia bought waakye from Aunty Muni waakye joint in Ridge with the digital payment system.
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