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    Ghana Beach Soccer Chairman Optimistic Ahead of Historic AFCON Qualifier in Keta

    Chairman of Ghana Beach Soccer Yaw Ampofo Ankrah has expressed his excitement and optimism ahead of the crucial AFCON qualifier against Ivory Coast. This match marks a significant step for beach soccer in Ghana, with the coastal town of Keta playing host to this historic event.

    Ampofo Ankrah highlighted the journey and dedication that has brought Ghana Beach Soccer to this pivotal point, noting the unwavering support from fans and the critical role Keta has played in nurturing beach soccer talent. The coastal town has hosted numerous competitions and festivals, drawing large crowds and fostering a deep connection with the sport.

    The Chairman acknowledged the Football Association's recognition of the sport's potential, expressing gratitude for their bold decision to hold the match in Keta. He sees this as an opportunity, not a gamble, to showcase Ghana's beach soccer capabilities on a grand stage.

    Facing a formidable opponent in Ivory Coast, a team with a strong beach soccer pedigree, Ankrah remains hopeful. Despite past defeats, he believes this third encounter could be Ghana's chance for victory, setting a positive tone for the second leg in Abidjan.

    Beyond the immediate competition, Ankrah envisions a broader impact on sports tourism and development. "I hope this event will inspire teams from across Ghana, including non-coastal regions, to engage more with beach soccer'. The potential benefits extend beyond the pitch, promising economic and cultural gains for the host regions.

    Commending the Football Association for their courageous decision, Ankrah emphasized the importance of thorough preparation. He is confident that Ghana Beach Soccer will rise to the occasion, both on and off the pitch, as they face Ivory Coast in Keta.

    This AFCON qualifier represents more than just a match; it is a testament to years of hard work and the growing prominence of beach soccer in Ghana. 

    By: Victoria Nana Adwoa Kwofie

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