Owusu-Achiaw tosses Princesses lifeline
The President of Bechem United has offered to assist Ghana's financially stranded national teams with personal funds. Kingsley Owusu-Achiaw says he will pay for the camping expenses of the national womens' Under 20 team as the ladies are facing acute monetary shortages.
The Black Princesses, the national under 20 team, are currently camping ahead of their 2012 World Women's Championships to begin in August. The operational costs for their camping is estimated at $2700 every month.
"We live, eat, and breathe football - that is what we do. And so to see these ladies working so hard only to be disrupted by such issues is disheartening," the businessman told SuperSport.com.
"It is my small contribution to national development. Last year I also paid the costs of running the national volleyball team when they were in a very similar situation."
The Ghanaman Soccer School of Excellence in Prampram is the bonafide camping site for Ghana's male and female junior teams, but last week the order was given for all teams to go home due to a lack of funds.
Owusu-Achiaw also promised to liaise with other like-minded business people who could help extend the monetary donations to the other junior teams.