The new Champions of the Copa Lagos Beach Soccer Club Tournament, Keta Sunset Sports Club, presented the prestigious trophy to the Ghana Football Association on Thursday following the return from the competition.
Led by Ghana Beach Soccer President Yaw Ampofo Ankrah and club CEO Ruben Adjaho, Sunset Sports from Keta called on President Kurt Okraku at his office at the Ghana FA after winning the biggest Beach Soccer event outside the CAF Afcon.
Having already been crowned champions on home soil on three separate occasions, the team has now extended their supremacy from Ghana to West Africa by winning the competition in Nigeria.
“I am extremely happy to receive you here as the first team to officially win a title for the GFA exactly a week after our assumption into office.
“This ia a good sign that even with the very little support you received, the cup has come home. I can assure you that together with my Executive Council, we will honour this team at the appropriate time”.
President Kurt Okraku added that Beach Soccer has already started to manifest the clarion call to #BringBackTheLove to Ghana football following their exploits away from home.
Due to inactivity for over a year following the crisis in Ghana football, the national beach soccer team has slumped to 94th in the latest FIFA rankings and 14th on the CAF table of African Beach soccer teams.
According to Yaw Ampofo Ankrah, the statistics will rather serve as a motivation for Ghana Beach Soccer.
“In 2020, we have to work hard to put this right and climb up the ladder with more competitions for the national team”.