Ghana’s President, His Excellency John Dramani Mahama will play in the 2016 Vodafone Peace Match on the 11th in Accra, the Sport Minister, Nii Lante Vanderpuye has confirmed.

According to the outspoken Sports Minister, the President before leaving the country for an international assignment in Cote d’Ivoire, pledged support for the event.

The President then hinted he will play in the match on the 11th in Accra between a Stephen Appiah-led star-studded World XI against the Black Stars.

“Before the President left for an assignment in Cote d’Ivoire, we met to talk about the Black Stars game against Mauritius and factored in the Vodafone Peace Match.

“He was very happy with the initiative and told me he will play in the match even if for two minutes,” Nii Lante told the press when Stephen Appiah paid a courtesy call on him.

The minister, however, did not indicate whether the President will play for the World XI side or the Black Stars.

The Vodafone Peace Match is set to canvass for peace before, during and after the November General elections.

Asante Kotoko will come up against the World XI side on the 8th of this month before the same side clashes with the Black Stars on the 11th.

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