Olympics legend George Alhassan enstooled Chief of Football at La

Published on: 18 May 2017

Former Ghana international and Olympics star, George Alhassan has been enstooled a Chief of Football at La, a suburb of Accra.

The two-time Africa Nations Cup winner is widely regarded as being the La community’s most inspirational footballer.

An exhibition match between a George Alhassan All-Star team and La Oldies somehow lived up to its billing as spectators were thrilled with humorous and entertaining football.

The match at the La Town Park saw George Alhassan playing for the opening 15 minutes before being substituted because of injury.

Mohammed Polo, Yahaya Kassum, Emmanuel ‘Abega’ Quarshie, Hesse Oddamtten, Sampson Lamptey and Thomas Otinkorang all played in the game.

Former Black Stars Captain Awuley Quaye, Isaac Acquaye, Akwei McClean and Mahama Muller fought tirelessly to ward off occasional onslaughts by the La Oldies’ attacking force of Alex Djanie, Amoah Tawiah, Mawule Quarshie and Ashitey ‘Maka’ Armah.

The event, organised by the La Old Stars Football Association in partnership with McDan Group of Companies was to honour the 1982 AFCON golden boot winner, for his immense contributions in the development of football in La.