Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan donated GHC50, 000 ($13,000) to Ghana’s 1965 Cup of Nations winning team at a fundraising dinner at the Sunlodge Hotel In Accra on Thursday.
The Shanghai SIPG striker bought an auctioned picture of the group at $13,000 to help support the ex-footballers.
The dinner was part of the Golden Jubilee celebration of the 1965 Cup of Nations and saw the presence of Nana Akuffo Addo, NPP’s presidential candidate, the owner of the Despite Groups of companies, Dr Ofor Sarpong, Mac Dan of Dan-Devan Shipping company, and Kenpong Travels’ Kennedy Agyapong who all made donations to the ex-players.
Nana Addo dished out GHC25,000, Osei Kwame Despite, owner of the Despite Group of companies together with his colleague Dr. Ofori Sarpong also doled out an amount of GHC 80,000 ($21,000) to the team.
Other contributors were Prosper Appiah, CEO of electrical appliance company Prolux who also gave out GHC51,000 to support the former players. Kennedy Agyapong of the Kenpong Travel and Tours also gave out GHC20,000.
Former Ghana international Prince Tagoe also pledged an undisclosed amount of money to the team.
A football match between Asante Kotoko and Ghana’s 1992 silver winning team was organized to climax the occasion at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.
This year marks exactly 50 years when the Black Stars won their second Cup of Nations tournament in Tunisia.