Chairman of the Ghana Amputee League Board, Daniel Lamptey, has stated that amputee football administration is in safe hands and things would change for the better in the coming days.
He said the infighting that rocked amputee football which led to Ghana’s suspension from the world amputee body has been resolved and it is now a thing of the past.
The board chairman who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dan de Van, made these remarks at the launch of the maiden Amputee League in Accra.
He added that measures are in place to ensure the sport assume a paradigm shift by rebranding and noted that they would ensure a smooth and successful administration.
He again mentioned that to achieve a successful administration, there would be a fusion of the members of the old administration and that of the new administration.
In his address, he said “The amputee league is a livelihood strategy which can lift a lot of amputees from poverty and provide them sustainable income, thereby reducing unemployment among the disability community, as well as reducing the number of persons with disability begging on the streets of major cities in Ghana.
“We are therefore calling on President Akufo-Addo to adopt the amputee league as one of his social protection and job creation strategies to endure that the league receives the necessary support it deserves.”
The Dan de Van boss added “a marketing team has been put together to come out with a business plan and a blue print for our sport to be run as a full-fledged self-sufficient business with support from corporate Ghana.”
National Sports Authority (NSA) head, Robert Sarfo Mensah pledged his outfit’s support for the league, so was the Youth and Sports Ministry.
Amputee football chairman, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah also pledged his readiness to take the sport a notch higher.
Eight teams comprising EEFSA Amputee FC, Global, Amugisco, Justice, Ericos, Richoff and Asanteman Amputee FC will battle for honors at venues such as Accra Stadium, Accra Technical Training Center, Wembley, Lizzy Sports Complex, Baba Yara Stadium and KNUST, Kumasi.