Zenith Bank Ghana donated GHS500,000 to Ministry of Youth and Sports to support the national sports teams of Ghana in international competitions, notably to support the Black Stars in the 2022 FIFA World cup qualifiers and AFCON 2022. Being a responsible corporate organization, Zenith Bank’s donation reflects its commitment to support efforts of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association to promote Ghana’s sporting prowess in football.

The Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Bank Ghana, Mr. Akindele Ogunranti, said Zenith Bank appreciated the role sports played in the development of Ghana, noting that support by the bank was a demonstration of Zenith Bank’s bank’s solidarity and support for sports in Ghana. Mr. Oguranti explained that the youth are the future of a nation and so, every facet of their growth and development should be supported. This gazetted support for the Black Stars is consistent with Zenith Bank’s culture of investing in youth development and the bank’s commitment to empowering the youth, he added.

Minister for Youth and Sports Mr. Mustapha Ussif expressed gratitude to Zenith Bank for contributing towards a worthy cause and assured the Bank of the judicious use of the funds provided to support football in Ghana. The President of Ghana Football Association Mr. Kurt Okraku joined Mr. Ussif to express appreciation to the bank. Mr. Okraku recalled that past support for the Black Stars provided by Zenith Bank and noted that the current support was another confirmation of the Bank’s commitment to empower Black Stars to succeed.

The significant donation from Zenith Bank Ghana for the Black Stars was a response to President Akufo-Addo’s appeal to businesses in Ghana to consider providing support for Ghana’s national teams, especially to enable the Black Stars of Ghana to compete in the 2022 FIFA World cup qualifiers and 2022 AFCON Tournament. Zenith Bank hopes that the support provided will encourage the Black stars to bring glory to Ghana.

Other Witnesses: Chief Director of the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Alhaji Hafiz Adam, Chief Accountant of the Ministry, Dr. Osman Tweneboah, General Manager (Marketing) of Zenith Bank, Mrs. Maebelle Nortey and Company Secretary of Zenith Bank, Mr. Daniel Agamah.

Photo Credits: Ministry of Youth and Sports – Government of Ghana