A select side of ex-footballers from the Greater Accra Region defeated their colleagues from the Central and Western Region 4-3 in the Battle of the Stars match played at the Nduom Sports Complex in Elmina.
The Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) members engaged each other in an exhibition clash as part of an initiative of the Ghana Tourism Authority (GTA), the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG), with support from GTV Sports+, to promote domestic and international tourism through football.
Ex-Ghana international Felix Aboagye shot the Central & Western PFAG team in the lead with a quick brace before the Accra-team pulled one back.
Augustine Arhinful then scored for the Central & Western side but after some substitutions in the second half, the Accra-based side fought back to secure a hard-earned win.
Godfred Aduobi who scored a hat-trick for the Accra-based side was adjudged the best player of the match.
The players who featured in the game include former Ghana and Bayern Munich star Samuel Osei Kuffour, former Getafe and Ghana midfielder Derick Boateng, Yaw Preko, Abukari Damba, Felix Aboagye, Godwin Attram, Laryea Kingston, Odartey Lamptey and Peter Ofori Quaye.
Others included former Ghana right-back John Paintsil, Godwin Ablordey, Jerry Akaminko, Thomas Duah, Afo Dodoo, Ablade Kumah, Yaw Acheampong, Godfred Aduobi and Razak Ibrahim.
The western-based side also featured the likes of Kofi Nimo, Stephen Baidoo, Kweku Essien, Felix Aboagye, Augustine Arhinful, Joe Hendricks, Odartey Lamptey, Linda Eshun etc.
The game was attended by top football officials including GFA President, Kurt Okraku, GFA General Secretary Prosper Harrison Addo, CEO of Ghana Tourism Authority Akwasi Agyeman and the Omanhene of Edina Traditional Area, Nana Kodwo Condua VI.