FIFA President Sepp Blatter has congratulated Ashantigold FC on winning the First Capital Plus Premier League, describing the Club’s success as an "exceptional performance".
“A team victory is a wonderful occasion and an opportunity to draw satisfaction from a job well done. Please pass on my own personal congratulations, along with those of the whole football family to Ashantigold SC on their exceptional performance, Blatter said in a letter sent to GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
“I know that behind this success are the belief and effort of everyone involved. This is a true team victory, and all of you deserve to share in the accolades: the players and coach of course, but also the technical and medical staff and, not least, the loyal fans”.
“Football is proving more than ever that it can transcend traditional boundaries to become a real driver of development. It enables players at all levels to develop their individual skills, tactical understanding and personal dynamism, all the while strengthening team spirit”, he added.
“Football truly is a school for life and I am convinced that everyone, and in particular the young people of today, can benefit from playing football on both a social and personal level. That is why I urge all in Ashantigold SC to continue their work, leading the way on this path of success.”
"Football is helping to build a better future and I wish to thank Ashantigold SC for playing their part in this”, the FIFA Boss concluded.
Ashantigold clinched their 4th Ghana Premier League title after beating WAFA 1-0 in their last but one game of the season played at the Obuasi Stadium on last Sunday.
The Miners had to wait 19 years to win the title after they last won the Ghanaian topflight league in 1996.