Chief Executive of Rite Sports Yaw Sakyi-Afari has hailed the Ghana FA’s backing of the 2017 Tertiary Football League.
The country’s governing body has given its blessing for the maiden edition of the University League expected to kick-start on Saturday.
Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi has given his seal of approval of the league expected to redefine the passion of the game at the tertiary level.
And the Chief Executive of Rite Sports, Yaw Sakyi Afari, has been left delighted with the support from the FA and other stakeholders.
“At Rite Sports we always seeking to contribute to Sports development in Ghana and the Tertiary Football League is an idea we have been mooting for the past three years but the budget always deter us hence the 12 institutions we are working with,” he told Ghanaweb.com
“The feedback from the FA, Ministry and everyone has been great and we are proud to be the people behind it.
“Our hope is to get genuine students to compete and also produce footballers for the national teams and the clubs.”
Twelve institutions drawn into two halves – Northern and Southern zones will compete for the ultimate glory.
The Southern Zone comprising host University of Ghana and city rivals Accra Technical University as well as Ghana Technology University College will battle for honours.
All Nations University College, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and Marshalls University College sums up the participating teams in zone A.
The Paa Joe stadium in Kumasi will host the Northern zones comprising host Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi Technical University, Baptist University College, Christian Service University College, Garden City University College and Garden City University College.