One of Ghana’s growing Soccer Academy, Volta International Sports Academy, (VISA) has received football kits from Premier league Referee Freeman Awulo.
The kind gesture from the referee took place at the Tegbi Ocean View Hotel in Keta on December 26, 2017. Items donated were, 2 sets of bibs; captain’s armband, 2 high quality footballs.
The Academy based in Bethel-Tsibu Awudome in the Ho West district on October 14, 2017, at Yeji in the Brong Ahafo Region, through a justifier, recruited new crop of players. These talents will go through intensive training at the camp for their football career.
General Manager of VISA, Samuel Kofi Lekey who received the items promised to put them to good use to produce future champions.
Freeman, who hails from Afife in the Volta region, saw the need to help the growth of the Academy with those items.
Meanwhile, Technical Director of VISA, Ishmael Amegatse in an interview with Herosportsgh.com acknowledged the effort of the referee.
“They are very important to us because our Sports Academy has been registered as an NGO. And as an NGO it means, you do it on your own, so we need individual or other cooperate organizations to support us. When things come like this, we use them judiciously and we try to keep them for long. When individuals like Freeman Awulo decides to donate, it is a very good and we appreciate it very well. This normally puts smiles on the faces of the boys and they do perform very well.”
VISA, established in 2012, most of their graduated players to higher heights and seeks to get groom and develop more of those.
Notable players who have gone through the Academy include Goalkeeper Johnson Osei Kofi who has played for Elmina Sharks, Inter Allies, African Rangers (Seychelles), and now at Muhoroni Youth Fc in Nairobi, Kenya.
There is Ishmael Dadson, who plays for Amidaus Professionals, Edem Kodjo of Young African Fc (Namibia), Michael Friko, who plays in the Namibia top flight league with Young Chiefs FC and many others across the World.
The Academy, which was formerly known as Volta Soccer link had the name changed to VISA, as the handlers want to groom talents in other sporting disciplines, such as Cricket, Volleyball, Boxing, Badminton, Athletics and others.
VISA will participate in the upcoming Volta Regional division 2 league, with their demonstration club known as ‘Pure Sportive Football Club’. Three (3) years ago, BlackBulls SC, their first demonstration club, participated in the Ho Municipal Division 3 league and progressed to the middle league.
Freeman Awulo was among referees who officiated in the recently held Ghalca8 tournament