Madam Rita Odoley Sowah presenting some jerseys to the participating teams
The Member of Parliament (MP) for the La Dadekotopon Constituency, Madam Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, has instituted a football competition as part of activities to thank her constituents for their support.
Dubbed ‘Nyɛ Awo Kpakpa Shidaa Gala’, the competition is aimed at thanking the people of La Dadekotopon for giving her the nod to represent them in Parliament in the December 7, 2020 elections.
The people of La in the December 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections overwhelmingly voted Madam Odoley Sowah as their MP for which reason she chose a football competition to express appreciation to them.
Even though the MP and her team had been visiting the various electoral areas to thank them for the honour done her, she also believes doing so through sports would also help to bring the people together.
Teams from all electoral areas in the constituency, including La East, Kaklamadu, Cantonments, Kaadjaanor among others are taking part in the two-week-long event.
The competition which started yesterday with a kick-off by the MP saw the La East team succumbing to a two nil victory to the Mantsɛmɛi Agɔɔmli team. The goals which were recorded in the 28th and 70th minutes respectively put the Mantsɛmɛi Agɔɔmli team into the next round of the competition.
In an interview with Graphic Online, Madam Sowah explained that much as football is loved by many, it is a good avenue to render her appreciation to all for their unflinching support to her victory last year.
She further indicated that her pledge to enhance sporting activities and champion education in the constituency remained her priority.
She entreated her constituents to continue to rally behind her for the realization of her vision for La.
The competition which would be climaxed on January 3, 2022, will see the best team take away the trophy and an undisclosed amount of money.
Madam Odoley Sowah also presented branded jerseys and footballs to the participating teams.