Diamond FM’s EPL Show launch has ended successfully. The colourful event took place at the Alhassan Hotel in Tamale on Saturday afternoon.
Fans of the English Premier League teams turned out in their numbers from all walks of life to participate in the launch and to also have their voices heard on our airwaves. Fans of teams such as Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur among others were all in attendance with some appearing in their favourite team jerseys.
Our featured commentary game was Huddersfield Town vs Chelsea which saw the blues win by 3-0, thanks to goals from Ngolo Kante, a penalty from Jorginho and a superb chip from Pedro Rodriguez.
In partnership with Betway Ghana, some lucky fans walked away with paraphernalia from Betway for predicting correctly the scores of the match. The sports crew, technical team and panelists were also branded in Betway Ghana T-shirts.
The excited fans thanked Diamond FM for the initiative and were full of joy for the turn out and for being able to have their voices heard.
A side attraction to the launch was the passing through of one of Ghana’s Reggae and Dancehall heavyweights Emmanuel Andrews Samini, (aka Samini) as part of his visit to Tamale for the Vodafone Icons programme. His appearance further contributed to the excitement as fans took the opportunity to take pictures with him. Samini also shared a few thoughts on the launch, football and other matters.
With today’s turn out, the Diamond EPL Show is going to be bigger this season and the initiative to take the programme to the fans is a welcome idea.
Other matches played this weekend saw Manchester United win 2-1 against Leicester City on Friday night. Results of the rest of the Saturday matches are: Newcastle United 1-2 Tottenham, AFC Bounemouth 2-0 Cardiff City, Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace, Watford 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion, Wolverhampton Wonderers 2-2 Everton.
On Sunday, the Diamond EPL Show continues with two more live commentaries featuring Liverpool vs West Ham United and Arsenal vs Manchester City.
The Diamond FM Sports team would like to thank Betway Ghana for the partnership and hopes that it will continue throughout the season. And to all our listeners who supported and participated in diverse ways to make it a success. Finally, to the management of Alhassan Hotel in Tamale for their reception.