By NBF News

Africans should be proud of Glo - Ghana's President

Monday, March 15, 2010
On a night, Ivory Coast's Didier Drogba clinched his second African Footballer of the Year award, Globacom, the official sponsor of the annual awards has been commended by the President of Ghana, Professor Attah Mills, who described the company as one that all Africans should be proud of.

Professor Attah Mills said on Thursday night at the 2009 Glo-CAF Awards ceremony at the State Banquet Hall in Acrra, where he was represented by the Vice President of the country, John Dramani Mahama.

The President, who received the Glo-CAF Platinum Award, noted that Globacom has established itself as a true giant in telecommunications and a vanguard of youths and sports development in the continent.

“We appreciate Globacom for the work they are doing in telecoms and in football. We thank them for raising the standard of the Glo-CAF awards and generally for their support for football in the continent,” Mahama declared.

He added that the company had, through its various football sponsorships in Nigeria, Ghana and across Africa, raised the standard of the game on the continent. “Glo has done very well. It is a company we can all be proud of,” the Vice President said. He disclosed that the government and people of Ghana were anxiously awaiting Glo to roll out services in the country. Drogba beat Cameroon's Samuel Eto'O Fils and Ghana's Michael Essien to the prestigious title which was presented at a very elaborate ceremony attended by leading football administrators, top Ghanaian government officials, and members of the diplomatic corps.