UNAIDS Protect the Goal Soccer Ball arrives in Ghana this week

Accra, 19 May 2014 – The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), in partnership with Ghana AIDS Commission and the Ghana Football Association and in close collaboration with the Ministries of Youth and Sports as well as Tourism, Culture and Creative Arts has announced an official stopover of the “Protect the Goal” campaign World Tour in Ghana. This Global Tour, which runs under the slogan “From Soweto to Bahia” will take a “Protect the Goal” football from South Africa towards Brazil, around the occasion of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

The “Global Ball” is currently travelling through some African Nations including Cameroon, Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire and Algeria and will arrive in Ghana on Wednesday 21st May where it is expected to be signed by HE John Dramani Mahama in the afternoon of the 23rd of May 2014 at the Office of the President, Flagstaff House.

A press interaction will be held on the same day with national authorities and the Global Tour Team.

The ball will then travel to other countries before finally landing in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil, on June 9th 2014.

Read the detailed press release issued by the Ghana Protect the Goal Team for more information on the “Protect the Goal” World Tour.