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Ayew brothers sponsor ‘breaking of fast’ for Muslims

The skipper of the senior national team (Black Stars), Andre Dede Ayew and brother, Jordan Ayew, on Wednes­day sponsored an Iftar (breaking of fast) for Muslim sports admin­istrators and managers to fraternise at the Ghana National Mosque, Kanda, a suburb of Accra.

Among the gathering was the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku, who described the event as “exemplary” and worthy of emulation for others who could afford and sacrifice, to bring the faithful around a table to share in a meal and supplicate to Almighty God.

He urged Muslims to continue “to pray and fast” as they went about their normal activities, stress­ing the importance of prayer and fasting for the spiritual develop­ment of the individual.

The Iftar was interspersed with lectures on significance of fasting in Ramadan supplications and Quranic recitations, seeking Allah’s continuous blessing for the Ayew family and for the general growth of sports in Ghana.

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Though the duo were not pres­ent, they sent felicitations to the Muslim community for successfully going through the month-long spir­itual exercise to attain the pleasure of Allah.

Sheikh Mohammed Zakaria Addo, a Muslim scholar, praised the Ayew family for their efforts in bringing the Muslim community together over a meal in the blessed month of Ramadan, and prayed for their spiritual upliftment.

He prayed Allah’s guidance for the sports administrators and man­agers to be successful and bring honours to Ghana.

Alhaji Abu Sundoko of Tudu Mighty Jets fame, praised former Black Stars’ captain, Abedi Ayew Pele (father of Andre and Jordan), describing him as a good Muslim who has inculcated in his sons the sense of Godliness and the values of charity and benevolence in giv­ing back to society.

Also in attendance was Amin Lamptey, a sports journalist and lecturer and a host of soccer fans.

BY SALIFU ABDUL-RAHAMAN

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