Football transformation from an amateur status in 1957 to its present era needed the touch of committed individuals and organizations to spearhead such dynamics.
Men of quality have led Ghana's administration of the sport over these years with the sole aim of attaining high standards.
However, their hardwork and contributions which harnessed, aided and heralded Ghana's development of football leading to her participation in every international competition marked with considerable success hasn't gone unnoticed.
For such persons and organisations, August 26, 2009 was their day of honour.
The Ghana Football Association set the opening day of the two-day session of Congress to bestow honours on such individuals and corporate firms.
Twenty-four past chairmen of the FA and the Executive Council since the formation of the organisation in 1957 were duly recognised for their various roles in contributing to the development of the game and the sport body.
Eight deceased past chairmen were represented by their families to pick up their honours.
Corporate sponsors who were grouped into categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze were also present to be decorated by the FA.
But whereas 127 members of Congress were there to cheer on the recipients at the colourful event at the Alisa Hotel, the reading of citations summed up the highest point on the night.