Top Management members of CITI FM/TV who double as staunch supporters of Ghana Premier League champions Accra Hearts of Oak today presented a cheque of 10,000 to the club in appreciation of their efforts in the just ended Ghana football season.
The donation is part of an initiative from the club’s National Chapters Committee to mobilise funds for the team ahead of their campaign in the CAF CL next season.
Present at the mini event were Managing Director of CitiFM/TV, Samuel Attah Mensah, Bernard Avle (General Manager, Citi FM/TV), Jessica Opare-Saforo (Programs Manager, Citi FM/TV), Vivian Kai Lokko (Head of News) and Richard Mensah (Head of TV).
“We got a call from the Chapters Chairman to support the team ahead of our campaign in Africa,” General Manager at Citi FM/TV, Bernard Avle, said at the presentation.
“We decided to mobilise some the top members of management who are also serious Hearts of Oak fans, to put something together for the team.”
Hearts of Oak ended their 12 year trophy drought, winning the league and cup in the just ended Ghana Football season.
The local game has seen some growth in terms of interest in the past couple of months, with the latter part of the Ghana Premier League season seeing spikes in fan attendance.
Vivian Kai Lokko, who is the Head of News at CITI FM/TV, spoke of the importance of growing the interest of the local game and pledged the company’s commitment to that.
“It’s not just about Hearts of Oak but the local league also. We need to push and grow our own, and here at Citi FM/TV we are putting a lot of effort to that regard,” she said.
Chairman of the National Chapters Committee of Hearts of Oak, Elvis Herman Hesse, assured fans who choose to donate to the initiative upmost accountability.
“We want to assure Citi FM/TV and all fans who opt to donate, that the funds will reach the playing body. We will publish the names of all donors on all our social media platforms,” he said.
Hearts of Oak begin camping ahead of their CAF Champions League campaign on August 18 in Cape Coast.