Baidoo to captain Western/Central in ‘Battle of the stars’ game


Former Ghana defender Stephen Baidoo will captain the Western/Central select side in Sunday’s ‘Battle of the Stars’ game against the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) legends at the Nduom Stadium in Elmina.

The ‘Battle of the Stars’ game is one of the grand schemes under ‘The Visit Ghana, #Bringbackthelove football tour’, an initiative of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), the GFA and the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), with support from GTV Sports+, that seeks to promote domestic and international tourism through football.

The Western/ Central select side will also parade, former International goalkeepers George and Ben Owu.

Asante Kotoko legend, Joseph Hendricks, John Ainoo and Acquaah Harrison, a former Power FC and Accra Hearts of Oak defender.

The rest include former Ghana forward Augustine Arhinful. Ghana Premier League stars, Justice Blay, Akwasi Donsu of Medeama SC fame will feature.

Others are, Ghana defender Rashid Sumaila, Abeiku Ainooson, Bismark Mensah, Angelo Didon, Kelvin Essien, Yaw Acheampong, Felix Aboagye, Nii Odartey Lamptey, Razak Ibrahim, Lee Addy, Sam Addo, Kofi Nimo and Patrick Villars.

Former Ghana Coach Isaac Paha will Coach of the side.

The GFA would use the game as a prelude to the 2020/2021 football season by setting in motion all match day COVID-19 protocols as set out by the GFA/CAF and FIFA. The Ghana Premier League will kick off on the weekend of November 14-15, 2020. The game will kick off at 3pm.


Hi, I am Leroy Hawkson, an up and coming sports journalist with over 4 years of experience in media working for the likes of University of Ghana-based Radio Univers (where I served as the Head of Production and Host of the station's sports show "Sports Express"), the National Media Commission (NMC) and ClassFM.
I am also a writer and researcher for GTV Sports+ show "Beyond the Pitch," producer of popular Ghana Facebook Live boxing show "KBOXtv Live" and Head of Sports of Talks Africa Media.
I am is passionate about the lesser-known or less financed sports in Ghana and would love to show Ghanaians the beauty of these sports to help develop them into powerhouses in the country and the world.


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