The Vice President of the Republic, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has donated a cash amount of GH₵50, 000 to the Board and Management of Tamale base Real Tamale United in the northern region.
This was presented to management of the club by the Northern Regional Minister, Salifu Sa-eed as patron of the team on Monday, February 19, 2018 at their training pitch at the Aliu Mahama Sports Stadium. This according to the Minister is to enhance the financial muscle of the club during the impending league one new season.
He said “I am here on behalf of the Chiefs and people of the northern region, as well as on behalf of the Chiefs and people of the three regions of the north, which we can also call northern Ghana, this is because Real Tamale United is a symbolic representative of the people of the north, when we are talking about sports and the importance of sports, the significant role sports can bring to people, we cannot complete writing our story of sports in northern region and northern Ghana without RTU being in the lead”.
He stated further that “we the people of the north have to see RTU as an institution that we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to make sure that the team is strong, RTU competitive when it comes to national competitive sports and be able produce quality players like it used to do to feed the national team, RTU should be able to produce more, because we many fresh talents in the north”. Mr. Salifu Sa-eed also lamented the current state of the Real Tamale United and described it as a wobbling club when he assume office last year.
Meanwhile, the Technical Director for the club, Mr. Sayibu Ibrahim Tanko said this support serves as a form of encouragement to the management and the playing body. He was optimistic that, the team will put in their maximum performance to qualify the club into the Ghana premiership for the next season.”We are very hopeful that, with the support that we are getting and indeed with support from the players, that is their working assiduously to attain a certain level of goal which I wouldn’t say that it is something we can’t make but with time we should be able to attain the desire results” he stated.
Story by: Mohammed Gadafi, northstarfmonline.com_Ghana, Tamale