Ghana is proud to announce the appointment of Franklin Asuo as Program Director, who will take over in February from Acting Director, Ellis Quarshie. Frank brings a strong background to his new role, with a Master of Public Health degree in population, family and reproductive health and 12 years field-based experience managing youth development projects. PLAY SOCCER Ghana, whose extensive program extends to 11 communities in 6 regions, looks forward to his leadership and experience in program design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and as well to his success in fundraising, initiating and maintaining partnerships.

Ghana continues to implement its Citizens United program funded through the sponsorship of Manchester United, and recently held a training program for instructors and other staff to continue to build PLAY SOCCER staff skills and knowledge to implement the core program.

PLAY SOCCER Ghana is also excited that Gertrude Amoah has been invited by the UNOSDP to attend the 2017 Advanced Youth Leadership Camp, organized in collaboration with The Power of Sport. This is the second time Gertrude has been recognized by UNOSDP for her leadership. She will travel to Sweden with youth from Africa, the Middle East and Asia who are all currently working on grassroots sport for development projects in their communities and who have been identified as future leaders and role models in the communities in which they work. The program will be dedicated to giving these youth leaders a practical training of best practices in order to better use the power of sport to make positive changes in their communities upon their return.