English defender Anton Ferdinand is one of numerous superstars expected at this year’s Star Soccer Fiesta, organizers have confirmed.
The QPR ace will join a host of Ghanaian footballers (predominantly Black Stars players) to battle a team made up of Ghanaians from the entertainment industry in the annual charity event.
The latest edition of the event which has been running for the past five years by Sports Marketing and Events management firm GoldStar Consult is dubbed “Stars Soccer Fiesta” due to the infusion of fresh stars will be held on June 24 at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi.
This year’s event with celebrities such as George ‘Oppong’ Weah, Emmanuel Adebayor, Kwami Sefa-Kayi , Majid Michel, John Dumelo, Chris Attoh, Jocelyn Dumas and a host of musicians will test their footballing skills against the more established Black Stars players will be used to promote peace ahead of the the general electyions in Ghana on December 7.
“This event started as a silly idea in the corridors of Samini’s (Ghanaian musician) house and now it has eveolved to become one of the main features in the off-season football calendar,” head of the event organizers, Samuel Anim-Addo said at the press launch on Thursday.
“With the infusion of more celebrities we hope to have a more entertaining event this year and also see whether the entertainers can get one over the footballer this term.”
A percentage of the total proceeds will be commited to improving juvenile football in Ghana with the rest going to charity.
Source Ghana Soccer