The Ghana Black Stars Captain Visits Malawi to Re-invigorate Advocacy on HIV Prevention through the Protect the Goal Campaign

Signing of the Ghana Protect the Goal PLEDGE by H.E. President John Mahama (middle) & Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan (right)

Signing of the Ghana Protect the Goal PLEDGE by H.E. President John Mahama (middle) & Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan (right)

Accra, August 30, 2014 – The Captain of the Ghanaian national football team, Asamoah Gyan, is currently in Malawi to support the country’s invigoration of the global ‘Protect the Goal’ campaign, which was launched in Malawi last year. The three-day visit includes various activities and events organized to highlight the importance of harnessing the power of football to raise awareness of HIV particularly amongst the youth. The Malawian President, H.E. Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika’ is expected to sign the ‘Global Ball’, reaffirming his PLEDGE to HIV prevention. Fifteen other African Heads of State, including President John Dramani Mahama of Ghana, have so far signed the ‘Global Ball’ which has now arrived in Malawi.

Read more in the press release issued by UNAIDS.