By Ameenu Shardow
Togolese super star Emmanuel Adebayor is impressed with efforts being made to ensure peace as Ghana heads for the general elections on December 7.
The Manchester City player who spent last season on loan at Tottenham Hotspurs spends more time in Ghana than he does in his homeland made his maiden appearance at the annual Star Soccer Fiesta over the weekend.
The former Arsenal striker joined a host of professional Ghanaian football players and celebrities from far and wide to play a one-off match at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi in promotion of peace ahead of the polls.
The 28-year-old appreciates the relative peace and stability being enjoyed by Ghanaian nationals and even foreigners within the country and says much more efforts should be made to ensure it is not lost especially as the nation heads into an election which many believe will be a keenly contested.
“You can drive a big car, do whatever you want to do, you can wake up and go into a bar or restaurant in the middle of the night with no problem so you guys have done a great in Ghana,” he told GHANAsoccernet.com.
“Ghana is always welcoming and a very open-minded country and anytime I bring my friends here they are delighted at what they see.
“So we must do our best to ensure we don’t lose it (peace) but rather perfect it so we keep enjoying this wonderful country.”
The Black Stars select side beat the Celebrity’s team in a pulsating penalty shootout but it was the message of peace that both sides aimed the most at driving across.