Continental Club Masters, Accra Hearts of Oak emerged 4-nil victors in a special friendly fixture against the Out of Contract players of the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ghana.
The keenly contested match, which came off on Monday 20th March 2017 at the Ajax Park in Legon, saw the PFAG lads provide the “Phobians” with a stern test, and left all spectators present thoroughly entertained.
Riding on a crest wave of confidence following their morale boosting solitary goal triumph over arch rivals Kumasi Asante Kotoko in the Ghana Premier League, Frank Nutall’s charges successfully surmounted the stiff challenge posed by the determined PFAG lads.
Agbesi Dotsey was the toast of fans, as he smashed in a second half brace sandwiched between strikes from Paul Acquah and Bright Lukman.
In attendance were special dignitaries including Mr Anthony Baffoe, the General Secretary of the Professional Footballers’ Association of Ghana, Deputy General Secretary, Mr Solomon Torson, as well as a cross section of local football fans.
Giving his post-game assessment, coach Abubakr Damba was quick to heap praise on the current premier league campaigners, while also commending the efforts of his boys, for putting up such a spirited display despite the rather unfair nature of the final scoreline. He expressed his hope that such high profile games will only aid his players to grow and further hone their skills
The Out of Contract training and matchday sessions are a unique initiative designed by the PFAG to bring together professional footballers who currently find themselves unattached to clubs for one reason or the other. Under the tutelage of coach Damba, a former Ghana international, these players are provided the opportunity to stay active and keep in shape ahead of any possible onward transfers.
The match was the latest in a series of ongoing fixtures lined up for the team, and offered local football fans present at the Ajax Park, the chance to appreciate the great strides being made by the PFAG.