The British High Commission Accra was honoured to welcome former
England goalkeeper David James MBE to meet staff and to showcase
the world renowned FA Cup. The Emirates FA Cup trophy has embarked
on it’s first-ever tour of Africa, courtesy of the competition’s title sponsor
Emirates. Emirates FA Cup ambassador and former England
international David James has had a successful international football
career playing for British Premier league clubs, including Liverpool,
Manchester City, West Ham United and Aston Villa.
Staff were delighted to meet the former England Goalkeeper, as he
spoke reminiscently of career achievements, his love for the sport and
his experience of touring the world and interacting with keen supporters
of Premiership league Football. He also praised England Manager
Gareth Southgate, and spoke of the great efforts some of his peers have
taken in their stride to place football on the global map, naming David
Beckham as one of his favourite former team players as a positive
advocate and role model of the GREAT British Sport.
The trophy will remain in Ghana for two days, attending a variety of
events including a meet and greet with competition winners from a local
radio programme, who will have the opportunity to take photos with the
famous piece of silverware and the 2008 FA Cup winner.