Black Stars’ Golden Legends of 78 to be honoured

first_imgSome members of the Black Stars who conquered Africa in Accra and Kumasi to win the Nations Cup in 1978 are set to be awarded at the second edition of the National Player Awards in June.The awards which is a collaborative project between Proton Sports Services and the Retired National Footballers Association of Ghana (RENFAG) is aimed at bestowing honours on gallant men and women who had dedicated their lives and energy towards serving the nation in football.Last year’s edition saw the Black Stars’ squads of 1963, 65, 78 and 82 being honoured as Black Stars’ captain Asamoah Gyan swooped a double, including the most dedicated player of the team.Spokesperson for the National Player Awards, C.K. Akunnor told JOY Sports all is set for a more improved showpiece in June.“We are very young in terms of organizing events such as this, so definitely there would be lapses. But we have learnt from our mistakes and we are certain we will deliver a better awards ceremony this time round.”Asked what the novelty for this year’s ceremony would be, CK Akunnor said “this year we have decided to award some of the members of the Black Stars Africa Cup of Nations winning squad of 1978. We call them the Golden Legends. We believe they served the country well, just as all national sports men and women have so we would like to honour them for their dedication and selflessness.” The second National Player Awards will officially be launched on Tuesday May 14 2013 at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium with the main event scheduled to take place in June.last_img read more