WILLIAM GALLAS TO PROMOTE PEACE AND UNITY IN AFRICA
French centre back, William Gallas is reported to be among the coalition of football icons that will promote peace and unity in Ghana ahead of the election.
GNA sports reveal that the former Gunner and Blues defender will join Ex-captain of Ghana, Stephen Appiah, before the election to promote tranquility as the nation goes to the polls.
The aim is to ensure unity despite the divisions in party.
The player who joined Arsenal amidst a controversy in 2006 will join by former Manchester United duo of Dwight Yorke and Louis Saha in the peace promotion campaign.
Appiah will lead a world XI side to play Kumasi Asante Kotoko and the Black Stars in Kumasi and Accra this June. The 2016 Peace Ambassador set the games up in a bid to promote peace in the West African country.
Sports Events organizers, Primeval Media and UnityMatchGH are the main promoters of the unity match. The match aims to draw the importance of peace during the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections on the 7th of November much later in the year.
Appiah was recently named 2016 peace ambassador. He has been a unifying factor for his country since active participation in the National team and continues now, even in retirement. Appiah is also involving Arsenal star, Sol Campbell in the unity match. The match will be sponsoered by telecoms giants, Vodafone.
Gallas was reported to have had threatened to score own goals in their shirt if they did not let him leave, prior to his move to The Gunners. He has vehemnety denied the claim several times. He won two Premier League titles with the Blues under Jose Mourinho but left under a cloud in 2006. He left for Arsenal as part of the Ashley Cole transfer the other way.
The Frenchman played four years in arsenal before to the Spurs in 2010/2011 season. The player eventually ended his career after his spell at Perth glory.