Vincent Oppong-AsamoahVincent Oppong-Asamoah
Vincent Oppong-Asamoah

Deputy Minister of?Youth & Sports, Hon. Vincent?Oppong-Asamoah has praised global sports kit?maker, adidas, for supporting?Ghana?s sports development?over the years.

Vincent Oppong-AsamoahVincent Oppong-Asamoah
Vincent Oppong-Asamoah

He revealed that some?of Ghana?s greatest accomplishments?in football and?other sporting disciplines?on the world stage were?achieved with the players?wearing adidas jerseys.

The deputy minister?made these remarks at the?launch in Accra of adidas,?the leading global sports?retailer.

In attendance were former?Black Stars skipper?Rev. Osei Kofi, Coach Ibrahim Sunday and someGhanaian celebrities.

Hon. Vincent Oppong-?Asamoah, who was the?guest of honour, said: ?In?the 1990s especially, the?Black Stars were kitted by?adidas and when Ghana?made exploits on the world?stage, when Samuel Osei?Kuffour and his Black Starlets?teammates won the?FIFA Under-17 Championship?in Italy 23 years ago,?they did so wearing adidas?.

He recounted how?Ghana became the first?African country to win an?Olympic medal, after the?Black Meteors won bronze?at the Barcelona Olympics.

?Three years later,?Coach Sam Arday led the?Starlets to conquer the?world wearing adidas jersey?and boots.?

The Retail Director of?adidas Africa, Warren Bowers?said, ?Ghana as one of?Africa?s most stable governments,?has witnessed a?growing economy and?increased spending power,?with the Ghanaian consumer?becoming more?sophisticated and opting?for quality consumer?goods, now more than ever?before. This has attracted?many foreign retailers to?Ghana, who view the current?modern retail penetration?levels as an opportunity?to offer the Ghanaian?consumer world class?goods and services?.

The Nester square store?opened for operation on?Monday 1st December


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