ACCRA, November 2, 2018 – The Retired Women National Footballers Association of Ghana (RWONFAG) has been launched in Accra. The ceremony took place on Wednesday morning at the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) secretariat.
The executives of RWONFAG are Mercy Tagoe – Quarcoo – President, Helena Wilson – Vice President, ASP Anita Wiredu – Minta – Secretary Genevieve Clottey – Coordinator and Adjoa Bayor – Assistant Coordinator.
The launch was chaired by former Black Stars and Asante Kotoko player and coach, Alhaji Ibrahim Sunday who commended the former female footballers for coming together to achieve a common goal. He said sports or football makes one very popular and adviced them to use their fame positively to inspire and motivate the young players coming up.
He assured them that his doors are always open for support and advice.
Alhaji Sunday who captained Kumasi Asante Kotoko to win the African Cup in 1970 and President of the Retired Footballers Association of Ghana (RENFAG) urged the old female stars to involve themselves in national activities like the Women’s Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Ghana in November.
ASP Anita Wiredu – Minta thanked the media for their presence and appealed for support from corporate Ghana to be able to function effectively.
She hinted that most of them are in the security agencies like the Ghana Police, Fire Service, Immigration, Ghana Armed Forces and Ghana Post, but others also need to be encouraged to come on board.
Nathaniel Laryea, a TV Producer and representative of the Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PFAG) urged the ladies to be prepared at all times so that if they are called for any national duty or club duty, they can perform. He told them not to let opportunities pass them by.
Charles Osei Asibey, Communications Director of the Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) and President of the Ghana Armwrestling Association also cautioned them not to feel intimidated or left behind, but strive to always be on top and among the best in what ever they get involved in.
Baaba Tandoh of Joy Sports FM also told them to be media friendly and engage themselves in other jobs after their career is over, like coaching, sports medicine, refereeing, catering, fashion, media, business and other lucrative enterprises.
Former Black Queen playmaker, Adjoa Bayor who is an executive member appealed to Ghanaians to support the Black Queens and Black Maidens who are going for international assignments.
She is hopeful that the Queens would host and win the Women’s AFCON this year.