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On Wednesday the 6th of June award winning entrepreneur Dentaa met The President of FIFA Sepp Blatter. The presentation was in aid of Arthur Wharton, the first black professional footballer. Dentaa presented Blatter with a statue which in the coming months will be erected at the home of World football in Zurich. The FIFA president was inspired by the presentation made by Shaun Campbell the founder of the Arthur Wharton Foundation and Dentaa.
After the presentation Dentaa said “I am thrilled to present this statue. Arthur Wharton was a trailblazer. His ambition has led to many black players being around today. we are seeing the result of his footsteps, a multicultural game now exists thanks to the likes of Arthur Wharton; and football and the world are better because of it.”
Twitter lit up on Tuesday when news of the presentation broke with Sepp Blatter tweeting:
Joseph S Blatter (@SeppBlatter)
Excited to be honouring @arthurwharton tomorrow at statue presentation in Zurich with foundation members and @Dentaa_show
Dentaa who is famously known for being the Manager of Asamoah Gyan as well as being the founder of the GUBA (Ghana Uk based Achievement) Awards is a huge advocate of the Ghanaian community.
Last year Dentaa was named as a Future Black Leader and was also named on the coveted Blacklist 2011. In May Dentaa met President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe before attending the testimonial football match for Benjani Mwaruwari.
Ghana Black Stars Captain John Mensah said:
“There was nobody more fitting to present this award than Dentaa, because like Arthur Wharton she also has opened doors for many in the Ghanaian community.”
To read more on the FIFA website http://www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/socialresponsibility/news/newsid=1644968/index.html
To learn more about Arthur Wharton visit