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Shooting Stars FC launch Dortmund legends Ghana tour

Shooting Stars FC, host team of the Borussia Dortmund Legends Ghana tour, officially
launched the event at a press conference in Accra today.

The event, which was held at Silicon House Production in Accra, was graced by a host of
Ghanaian football legends including; Anthony Baffoe, C.K Akonnor, Ibrahim Tanko,
Asamoah Gyan, Mallam Yahya and a host of others; all billed to take part in the historic
event scheduled for the 11th of June, 2022.

The second division football club, based in Accra, is set to make history by lining up
Legends of Borussia Dortmund (BVB) against an assembled side of African Football
Giants here in Accra, Ghana.

The much-anticipated line-up of events, set to take place from the 8th – 12th of June
2022 will include many interesting activities. Key of these are:

▪ A nostalgic line up of African football greats re-living their stardom in a legendary
football match on June 11th at the Accra Sports stadium and;

▪ A Youth Development Coaching Clinic, CSR activities (visit to Chance for
Children’s home) and a Gala Dinner on the 9th of June.

▪ A curtain raiser game between the talented Shooting Stars FC and a select side
to precede the game.

▪ A golf tournament on the 12th of June 2022.

The headline game will be graced by some of the greatest African players of all time such as the
prolific and talented Abedi Ayew Pele, Borussia Dortmund’s Top-talent Trainer and Black Stars’
coach Otto Addo, former Wolfsburg captain Charles K. Akonnor, Former BVB Champions
League winner Ibrahim Tanko and other football greats like, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Stephen
Appiah, Asamoah Gyan and a host of others.

Speaking about the event, BVB’s CMO, Carsten Cramer, stated that “With over 160,000
registered club members, Borussia Dortmund is a uniquely intensive footballing experience.

Over the past decades, BVB has enjoyed a vibrant and fruitful history with top talents from
Africa, and attracted a number of excellent African players, such as Pierre-Emerick
Aubameyang, Otto Addo, Ibrahim Tanko, Mohamed Zidan and Sunday Oliseh.

We are all excited that this first-ever BVB Legends Ghana tour will finally take place, and look
forward to creating some unforgettable memories together with Shooting Stars FC this
summer.”

In similar sentiments, Benedikt Scholz, Head of International & Commercial Partnerships at
BVB said that as they develop their presence in Africa, it is very important for them to
demonstrate how close their relationship is with their fans in Ghana.

This tour provides an excellent opportunity for them to show what ‘Echte Liebe’ truly means. Together with the
powerful line-up of their Legends Team, their international main sponsor Evonik, as well as
ROWE – the presenter of BVB’s Legends Series, they will continue to create success on-and-off
the pitch.

Martin Heward-Mills (Head of Marketing & Strategy) of Shooting Stars FC stated, “We are
excited about the opportunity for these legends to once again inspire the younger generation.
We are also beyond thrilled to be a part of history in the making by hosting BVB’s first official
tour to Africa.”

In launching the Legends tour, Dr. Aubynn, an Executive Committee Member of the GFA,
expressed the Association’s excitement and commitment to this event. He further stated that
delegates of both clubs have met with key officials from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, GFA,
and GHALCA, who are all fully on board supporting this one-of-a-kind legend tour in Africa and are looking forward to this iconic match among Africa’s football giants.

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