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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Minister Lauds Adidas


Deputy Minister of Youth & Sports, Hon. Vincent Oppong-Asamoah has praised global sports kit maker, adidas, for supporting Ghana's sports development over the years.

He revealed that some of Ghana's greatest accomplishments in football and other sporting disciplines on the world stage were achieved with the players wearing adidas jerseys.

The deputy minister made these remarks at the launch in Accra of adidas, the leading global sports retailer.
In attendance were former Black Stars skipper Rev. Osei Kofi, Coach Ibrahim Sunday and some Ghanaian celebrities.

Hon. Vincent Oppong- Asamoah, who was the guest of honour, said: 'In the 1990s especially, the Black Stars were kitted by adidas and when Ghana made exploits on the world stage, when Samuel Osei Kuffour and his Black Starlets teammates won the FIFA Under-17 Championship in Italy 23 years ago, they did so wearing adidas'.

He recounted how Ghana became the first African country to win an Olympic medal, after the Black Meteors won bronze at the Barcelona Olympics.

'Three years later, Coach Sam Arday led the Starlets to conquer the world wearing adidas jersey and boots.'
The Retail Director of adidas Africa, Warren Bowers said, 'Ghana as one of Africa's most stable governments, has witnessed a growing economy and increased spending power, with the Ghanaian consumer becoming more sophisticated and opting for quality consumer goods, now more than ever before. This has attracted many foreign retailers to Ghana, who view the current modern retail penetration levels as an opportunity to offer the Ghanaian consumer world class goods and services'.
The Nester square store opened for operation on Monday 1st December.

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