By: Fred Yaw Sarpong
Ghana will play Nigeria in Binatone International Skate Unity Soccer Cup at the Independence Square in Accra.
The unity match will be the second time the two countries will be meeting and the match will take place on Sunday 19th of March 2017.
Binatone Ghana and International Federation of Skate Soccer (IFSS), a non-governmental organization dedicated to the development of the physically challenged members of the society are organizing the unity match.
According to the organizers of the game, Independence Square was chosen because they needed a bigger space where the players can move smoothly.
“The large space of the Independence Square gives us more area to accommodate viewers and increase the playing area to 40m x 20m. The main event is a 7-a-side game that will last for a total of 90 minutes,’ the organizers noted.
The Daily Express understands that, the upcoming skate soccer will bring together some of the best players from both Ghana and Nigeria.
In order to get a lot of fans to be at the venue on the match day, the organizers will distribute coupons to promote the game.
There will be dance and acrobatic performances as curtain raiser before the match between Ghana and Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the winner of this Binatone International Unity Skate Soccer Cup will take home the trophy and other prizes as well. There will also be other awards for the Most Valuable Player, Best Goal Keeper and Goal King of the match to ensure that the Skate Soccer remains highly recognize and competitive in Ghana.
The Daily Express told that the Skate Soccer is a truly exciting sport and the first of its kind. The sport is played by physically challenged individuals especially by polio survivors.
In this game, polio survivors sit on a slightly larger skateboard and play association football. The ball is controlled by their hands and the rules are very similar to regular association football.
The organizers said this sport is producing a lot of talents and these players are able to overcome their challenges to play a sport that attract spectators to watch.