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Soccer News of Friday, 29 April 2022

Source: soccernet.ng

Okocha, Black Stars coach and other African stars to feature in Borussia Dortmund tour

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Austin Jay-Jay Okocha will join Ghanaian former football stars on a tour by German giants, Borussia Dortmund to Ghana.

The German side in partnership with Shooting Stars FC will take on a selected African legends team at the Accra Sports Stadium. The match is part of the tour arrangements made by the organisers.

The game, which will come up on the 11th of June will also have arguably Ghana’s greatest ever footballer Abedi Ayew Pele in action.

Former Ghanaian stars expected to be involved are Asamoah Gyan, former Black Stars coach CK Akonnor, current coach and development trainer at Borussia Dortmund, Otto Addo, Stephen Appiah, Ibrahim Tanko and a host of others.

Borussia Dortmund said in a statement that the partnership and tour is a product of the club’s history with Africa and its increasing African presence.

“Over the past decades, BVB has enjoyed a vibrant and fruitful history with top talents from Africa, and attracted a number of excellent African players, such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Otto Addo, Ibrahim Tanko, Mohamed Zidan and Sunday Oliseh. We are all excited that this first-ever BVB Legends Ghana tour will finally take place, and look forward to creating some unforgettable memories together with Shooting Stars FC this summer.”

“As we develop our presence in Africa, it is very important for us to demonstrate how close our relationship is with our fans in Ghana. This tour provides an excellent opportunity for us to show what ‘Echte Liebe’ truly means. Together with the powerful line-up of our Legend Team, our international main sponsor Evonik, as well as ROWE the presenter of BVB’s Legends Series, we will continue to create success on-and-off the pitch” said Benedikt Scholz, Director of Internationalization & Commercial Partnerships of BV,” Carsten Cramer, the media representative of the club said.