Zidane to visit Ghana for Qatar 2022 project

Published on: 11 April 2012

France legend Zinedine Zidane is expected in Ghana in October this year for a sod-cutting ceremony for the construction of a Qatar 2022 Girls Village.

The facility will be situated at Tampion in the Northern Region of the country.

Zidane has been invited by his former international team-mate and close friend Marcel Desailly, a Qatar 2022 World Cup ambassador.

"Zidane is my good friend and we have worked together on humanitarian projects and I will bring him to Ghana in October to continue his Qatar 2022 project in Ghana," Desailly said.

"He will cut the sod for the building of the Village, which will represent the everlasting legacy of the World Cup in Africa."

Some African countries will benefit from Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup.

As part of its broader legacy, the Arab state will donate the upper tier of some of its 12 stadiums to developing countries after the tournament.

Source: MTNFootball.com


  • Papadinho
    says: 7 years ago
    You guys see what Desailly is doing?? Hhm too bad he was not apointed as the black stars coach, he could get Ghana and our players great sponsors. Then let's say his salary will just come from the sponsors cause he could get us a good deal and the GFA will then safe a lot of money. Hhhmmm God Bless!!!!
  • Kpogas
    says: 7 years ago
    He is now proving his patriotism 4 de nation.
  • Abdul-Razak
    says: 7 years ago
    Wow!!! The maestro of football in my region? I will do all my best to be present at this ceremony.
  • Sam
    says: 7 years ago
    Hes inviting him down here so he can earn more support from ghana fa so he can win the bid for Qatar, now how is that beneficiary for Ghana. Abedi was Ghana representative for south African 2010 world cup bid ambassador,who did the same thing Zidane is doing, hosting news conferences in Asia, USA, and some part of Europe,what sponsors did he get for GFA. So please save that bullshit about sponsors papadinho.
  • kwame
    says: 7 years ago
    Sam there's no bid to win...they've already chosen qatar to host the world cup
  • cashstripped cashew cash rain
    says: 7 years ago
    Wooooooolllllllllwwwwww.... i have goose pimples.... wish i was in Ghana,i do anything within my power just to have a pic with thus genius and a legend...... year there was peel, maradona,etc but there will forever be one zinedine kits zidane.... if there is one footballer i love so much is zidane... god bless u legend
  • unknown
    says: 7 years ago
    he should come and help our football to develop.
  • Sammy Adooya
    says: 7 years ago
    I have met zidane before